News

Busting at the Seams Event! 9/21/2017 in Hudson, OH

> Tickets + full event details at: thelesothoconnection.org/events We are BUSTING AT THE SEAMS! The Lesotho Connection (TLC) partners with the St. Camillus Centre, an orphanage in the African country of Lesotho.  In recent weeks, a record number of children have come through the door stretching resources to the max and creating an urgent need for
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2016 End of Year Report

In order to increase transparency and awareness of the work of The Lesotho Connection (TLC) we provide for you here an annual report. This report will include our activities as a board and organization, however, the bulk of this report was created by our partner organization the St. Camillus Centre in Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho. We
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Photos from Oktoberfest

Check out a few photos from Oktoberfest of the Lesotho backdrop board President Emily Smith painted! Find the whole collection on our Facebook page here.

Oktoberfest Update: Tickets + More Details!

We are pleased to announce more details about our upcoming Oktoberfest event! Ticket info is further below. + Date: October 22, 2016 + Location: Saint Patrick’s Catholic School 1112 N G Street, Tacoma, WA 98403 + Doors Open at 5:30pm – come early to sip on beer or wine and browse the wonderful array of
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Oktoberfest! 10/22/16

More details coming soon on our events page, click here to visit.

A Musical Journey to Lesotho

Will Bentley documents his recent journey to Lesotho and his connection with the St. Camillus Center,

Check out our latest video!

Dan Henry created this video to show at the Ohio fundraiser on March 5 for The Lesotho Connection. Thanks for all your hard work Dan!

Connect with Friends & Support TLC on March 5, 2016

We are very excited to announce our next event in Northeast Ohio on March 5, 2016! Join us for a FUNdraising event benefiting The Lesotho Connection and the orphaned children of St. Camillus Centre, Lesotho, Africa. Come enjoy food, friends and festivities and help support this worthy cause! Click here for tickets. If you are unable to
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Support the Sustainable Farm Project

The Lesotho Connection is excited to support this new project coming directly from the St. Camillus Centre spearheaded by the staff, volunteers and supporters.  This information and more available at their GoFundMe page!    Help Build a Sustainable Farm for St. Camillus Center – A shelter and lifeline for orphaned and vulnerable children in Lesotho, Africa
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Updates

Hello faithful friends of TLC, Despite the lack of news here on the website, things have been very busy and productive for us here in the Pacific Northwest as well as in Mohale’s Hoek. We thought we’d take a minute to get you up to speed on a few recent developments… First and foremost, the
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New Video!

TLC is now on YouTube! Please take a moment and watch this video to learn more about our efforts to support the St. Camillus Center for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho.

OKTOBERFEST!

Here’s a quick update on the exciting new OKTOBERFEST event on October 4th! Click the image for more details….      

Update on Construction of the Orphanage

Here’s a quick shot to show how far things have come with the construction of the new orphanage in just over 2 months! Below is a glance at the bunk beds and closet units the construction team is also working on. For all the latest photos and updates, make sure to follow us on Facebook
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2014 Ohio Fundraiser Recap

The Connect With Friends event held in Bainbridge, Ohio on March 8th was a huge success.  More than 200 people attended the bash and enjoyed a silent auction, raffles, beer, wine and food.  We are happy to report that due to the generosity of all who contributed, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $35,000!  The funds will be
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Groundbreaking on the St Camillus Centre begins!

We are delighted to announce that construction on the St. Camillus Centre for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children has officially begun! Stay up to date with progress and see all the latest photos from Mohale’s Hoek by following us on Twitter and Facebook!

Lenches and Sr. Juliana

Recent Visitors to St. Camillus

This January, TLC board Vice-President Andrew Lench’s parents Frances and Andy spent a month traveling Southern Africa and made their way across the Mountain Kingdom to meet with Sister Juliana and the St. Camillus Community. Unfortunately they just missed Linda by a day, however PCV Shawna Cain (of Mountains of Hope) helped facilitate their visit
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Connect With Friends Supporting the Lesotho Connection

We are very excited about our upcoming event. A new endeavor that promises to be fun and exciting for all!  Check out the details on our events page.

Welcome back and welcome to the board!

We’d like to thank Linda Henry for the amazing work that she was able to accomplish during her time in Lesotho, and her continued commitment to The Lesotho Connection and its mission. We are so very pleased and honored to welcome Linda officially to the board of the Lesotho Connection. We know that she will
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New Year and a New Goal!

Thank for all the generous donations we have received towards meeting our goal for assisting in the day to day needs at the St. Camillus Center, but it’s a new year and time to reassess and reevaluate our goal.  Our goal for 2014 is to raise $17,000 to make our day to day support sustainable
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TLC now on Twitter!

The Lesotho Connection is now on Twitter! Follow @LesothoConnect to stay up to speed with all of the developments in Mohale’s Hoek as well as our efforts around the Puget Sound as we work to support orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho!

Fair Trade FUN!

The Lesotho Connection will again be at St. Leo’s Annual Fair Trade Market this November 22nd-24th. Check out this link for more details on times and location. This year we are very pleased to be able to offer a new line of hand crafted products from our new affiliate Mountains of Hope. There will be a
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We’ve met our building fundraising goal!

Thanks for all your support. We’ve met our $50,000 fundraising goal! Our work continues on raising funds to meet the day to day needs at the St. Camillus Center.

Tuesday, September 3 | Linda in Lesotho

Tuesday, September 3 | Linda in Lesotho.   Recently our new little guy, Mzwandile, was playing with something dead and gross.  When he started to put it in his mouth I yelled at him and asked Makatiso what he had in his hand.  She yelled, What is that?  He answered in a tiny shy voice
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Thursday, August 29 I have dropped the journaling ball lately.  Not from lack of activities.  Last Saturday we had the much planned and anticipated Mokete (Feast Day) for 7 Sisters of the Holy Cross that were celebrating their 50 year anniversary.  The morning started with a procession from the Convent to the church with singing and
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TLC T-shirts now available!

Click the image above for more information on receiving a shirt for making your donation.

Linda in Lesotho

Linda in Lesotho. Wednesday, August 14 On Saturday, Nkonelo, Shawna and I met with the grandmother who makes the rugs out of strips of plastic bags that Shawna had bought.   They really are interesting rugs/mats.  She makes them in rectangles and circles and she creatively uses the different colored bags to make stripes. We would like
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Linda in Lesotho

Linda in Lesotho. Sunday, July 28 The days pass in either a flurry of activity or sitting and reading. I read two books at a time because I read one during the day that is a hard copy book that I can put in my daypack to carry around and read when I am waiting (which
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Linda in Lesotho

Linda in Lesotho.   Friday, July 19 The past 2 days we have had a wild windstorm.  It was overcast, cold and very dusty.  Because Lesotho is so dry and treeless it is very vulnerable to soil erosion due to both rain and wind.  On Thursday night I thought the wind was going to lift the
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Linda in Lesotho

Linda in Lesotho July 11 July 11 Toddlers in their new chairs with one of the older girls in the pic My days are spent mostly driving around Mohale’s Hoek doing errands such as getting more propane for the stove at the project, hauling people and animal feed and taking eggs to different places to sell.
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Linda in Lesotho

Excited to be able to share a blog from Linda, our Outreach Facilitator, about her time in Mohale’s Hoek helping us break ground on the construction for the St. Camillus Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Check out Linda in Lesotho for more of her photos and stories, and we will be posting her updates as they
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Thank you to those who came to “Connect with Lesotho”

Thank you to all of you who came out to the Spar to “Connect with Lesotho” on Tuesday, December 18 th.   We were touched by your generosity and sincerely thank you for your continued support as we begin construction on  the St. Camillus HIV/AIDS Centre. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you had as much fun
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Help us build the St. Camillus HIV/AIDS Centre

St. Camillus Home Based Care Center (Groundbreaking – Early in 2013) A new building is needed to better meet the needs of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children, Home-Based Care Patients and Caregivers in the Mohale’s Hoek region of Lesotho, Southern Africa. More information on our project page.

Sponsor a Middle or High School Student

If you would like to provide a scholarship for a Basotho student to attend middle or high school, please visit our donation page and indicate Booking It Scholarship in the “Designate my donation” box. Even if you cannot provide the full amount for a scholarship, any amount helps!

What is The Lesotho Connection?

TLC is a non-denominational, 501(c)3 organization that aspires to develop resources and foster mutuality between communities the US and Lesotho. TLC works in partnership with grass-roots, Basotho led organizations responding to the high incidence of HIV/AIDS, the ever growing number of AIDS orphans and vulnerable children, and the extreme poverty of Lesotho, Africa.