Lesotho Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS (LENEPWHA)

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Paid Staff:

6 District Coordinators + 7 program / office staff
13 total

Relevant Relationships in Lesotho Text:

Partners include:
NAC, UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS, Skillshare, NAPSAR, Irish Aid, DFID, SADC HIV Unit, MOHSW and Global Fund, Gift of Givers
Rural Self-help Development Association

NB: LENEPWHA is interested in bringing together all of its partners (most of which are also part of Letsema) to discuss issues related to OVCs and services. Since many organizations are scattered, they would like to introduce “basket funding,” in which a donor provides a lump sum to one OVC organization which then sub-grants to others based on geographic reach. LENEPWHA believes this would reduce duplication and increase accountability.

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Core Activities:

    The mandates of the Network are to promote:

  • Awareness and behaviour change regarding HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support among PLHIV and the community as a whole.
  • Psychosocial support and positive living among PLHIV and affected families, especially children orphaned by HIV and AIDS and their elderly guardians; Initiatives for combating stigma and discrimination of PLHIV and affected families.
  • Accessible and sustainable care and treatment for PLHIV.
  • Meaningful involvement and participation of PLHIV in all levels of the national response and decision making.
  • Networking and sharing of information and experiences among groups of PLHIV inside and outside Lesotho.
  • Efforts aimed at elimination of all forms of prejudices and other obstacles that stand in the way of normal and dignified life for PLHIV.
  • Institutional and organisational capacity building of member organisations.
  • Resource mobilisation for programmes which are beneficial to PLHIV and affected families.

Activities in Lesotho:

Food given to OVC in all ten districts.
Clothing given to OVC in Mokhotlong and Mafeteng.

Future Plans:

  • Turn our Income Generating Projects into Small, Medium Interprises
  • Expand our Orphan Program
  • Streamline registration of OVCs, especially HIV-affected
  • Develop OVC registration process
  • Determine means for enrolling OVCs in school
  • Expand current OVC pilot from current 3 districts to all 10 districts
  • Increase district-level staff and possible partnership with US Peace Corps, to link volunteers with support groups in districts
  • Finalize organizations website
  • Roll out improved methodology for data collection and reporting

Funding:

NAC, UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS, Skillshare, NAPSAR, Irish Aid, DFID, SADC HIV Unit, MOHSW, Global Fund, Gift of Givers,
Rural Self-help Development Association

Contact Details:

    Head of Organisation:
    Boshepha Ranthithi, National Coordinator
    t: +266 2232-7504
    f: +266 2232-7501
    m: +266 6301 7213
    m: +266 5852 1543
    e: tmohlabi@gmail.com

    District Contacts:

  • Ms. Phallang, Quthing 6325 8458
  • Ms. Bokang Mphutlane, Thaba-Tseka 5867 1693
  • Ms. Mamotena Ntlhaba, Qachas Nek 5877 7033
  • Ms. Lerato Mongoako, Mokhotlong 5806 1770
  • Ms. Nkhabu Thamae, Berea 5890 5153 and fax:22500609/22500508
  • Ms. Poloko Puling, Maseru 5886 6927

Postal Address:

Postal Address:
PO Box 4318, Sebaboleng
104 Maseu, Lesotho

Physical Address:

Physical Address:
Behind Freeway Motors Complex, Main North 1, Maseru