26 children. That is about the rotating number usually housed in the Ministry of Hope Lesotho, a small complex of house and yard located outside of Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. They range in age from a new born baby to a college student. Focusing on helping the orphans the Ministry of Hope has evoilved into a combination orphanage, adoption site (four children were adopted this last year) to a family reunion center finding and reuniting families.
Located in the southeastern corner of South Africa is the small high-altitude country of Lesotho. Near the north western edge of Lesotho on the Caledon River is the capital city of Maseru, a community of approximately 331,000 people.
Lesotho gained its independence from Great Britain in 1966 and has since started its economic growth, but still over 40% of the population lives on less than $1.25 per day.
The Ministry of Hope was created by Mamonyane Mohale (nutritionist and public health nurse) and Nancy Dimmock (former mission worker for the Presbyterian Church USA) in 2009 to nurture and improve the health of impoverished orphaned children.
To learn more visit the Ministry of Hope Lesotho at their website: https://www.ministryofhopelesotho.org
The following link takes you to a video of the Ministry of Hope Lesotho: Ministry of Hope Lesotho
Picture: This is home. A three bedroom house with one bathroom which at times has been home to as many as 26 individuals at once. A mother reunited with two of her daughters, a birthday celebration, and the home, where they all live. Popa ‘Maleng, Consultant Social Worker