The “mountain kingdom” of Lesotho, completely surrounded by South Africa, is about half the size it was in the early 19th century, before South African settlers took over much of its fertile land. Today, water and hydroelectricity are among Lesotho’s leading exports. The extensive Highlands Water Project has enabled Lesotho to capture water and to supply water and electricity to South Africa’s industrial heartland around Johannesburg.
The PC(USA) has been involved in Lesotho through medical and other mission personnel and cooperative efforts with the Lesotho Evangelical Church. Through the Presbyterian Hunger Program the PC(USA) is accompanying Kopano ke Matla, the Lesotho Joining Hands network.
Lesotho Partner Churches and Institutions
Lesotho Evangelical Church
Christian Council of Lesotho
Kopano ke Matla Toantsong ea Bofuma (Unity is strength in the fight against poverty), Joining Hands network in Lesotho
Lesotho/South Africa Mission Network
The Lesotho/Southern Africa Mission Network is among more than 40 networks that connect Presbyterians who share a common mission interest. Most participants are involved in mission partnerships through congregations, presbyteries or synods. Network members come together to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop strategies.