Mountaineers for Christ (MFC) works in Mokhotlong district in Lesotho where 23% of people are living with HIV. The majority of people live on less than $2 a day. MFC involves local churches and the wider community in its activities so that everyone can play a part in making life better for people affected by HIV.
Lack of knowledge and understanding of HIV is a major problem amongst most pastors. After E3 training in Church and Community Transformation, Mountaineers for Christ, which is chaired by Pastor Obed Ntsimane, started projects to respond to people’s needs. E3’s partnership:
- Provides over 13,000 nutritious meals each year to people on HIV treatment at one hospital and three clinics. Most walk long distances to access treatment each month.
- Helped fund the building of the boarding home at Harvesters Christian School so 40 orphaned children have a safe and comfortable home as well as academic and emotional support while they are at school during the week. The home is now self-sustaining because it is part funded by the Church’s mortuary business and part funded by fees from paying students.
- Supports 13 orphaned children through payment of school fees and uniform at Harvesters Christian School.
- Helped MFC complete the roofing on the community’s first burial home so people can be buried with dignity and the home will generate a small income to support Pastor Obed and MFC’s ministry.
- Enabled MFC to start hosting short term mission trips bi-monthly, which is generating a sustainable income to help fund the Ministry.
- Budget: £10,200