Partnering with organizations in Lesotho to combat childhood malnutrition.
Lesotho - a country of just over 2 million - has an estimated 360,000 orphans and estimated 550,000 children facing severe malnutrition and stunting. This is a dramatic and alarming contrast to 2001 when the number of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS was 34,000. Many family members are unable to take in most of the children, leading to an increase in child led households. Only 11% of Basotho children age 6-23 months have the criteria for a minimum acceptable diet.