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Nikita Gurudas

senior program officer

Fabiola Kjeldgaard

program specialist

Lesotho has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world, with many people unaware of their status. Pact has worked for more than a decade in Lesotho to turn back the tide of HIV and AIDS and help those living with the virus to obtain testing and treatment and lead fulfilling lives without stigma or discrimination.

Like nearly all of Pact's HIV programming, our work in Lesotho revolves heavily around building the capacity of local organizations and agencies to respond to the epidemic. This means our work leaves a lasting impact and builds self-reliance among local communities. 

Stories and Highlights

Musongole Mutambo, right, with fellow peer educators Melvin Malambo and Kennedy Zulu, before heading to the streets.

Meet ‘HIV resilience heroes’ – leading the charge in the global fight against AIDS

June 18, 2020
Musongole Mutambo is a 29-year-old mechanic in Zambia. Several years ago, after watching relative after relative succumb to HIV, he had a conversation with his mother about what might be done to stop...

Empowering caregivers in Lesotho

June 11, 2014
Mathuso Mokoenya, a 32-year-old mother of four in Lesotho, struggled to provide for her family after her husband left in search of work in South Africa. Although she worked at a local hair salon in...