Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Getting ready for Christmas!


Mokhotlong is getting green, the flowers are in bloom and there's excitement in the air....that can only mean one thing - the countdown to Christmas in Lesotho is on!

Little Mamosa shows us her Christmas cheer.
Christmas in Mokhotlong means spending time with family and friends and cooking meals to share with loved ones. Some of the children in the Safe Home will stay with us for the Christmas season in order to continue growing stronger and healthier. We look forward to spending the the holidays with these amazing children. We are also excited for the little ones who are preparing to be reunited with their families in the days coming up to Christmas.

This time of year helps remind us what we are thankful for and motivates us to give to those who need it most. At TTL, we are dedicated to providing children with the nutrition, support, and love that they need all year, and most especially at Christmas.

We hope that you will take some time this season to reflect on your blessings as we continue to care for the greatest gifts in Mokhotlong.

Monday, December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day 2014

December 1st is World AIDS Day, where people around the globe come together to raise awareness for the achievements that have been made, the work that is currently being done, and highlight the importance of continuing the fight against AIDS.

At TTL, we deal with the effects of HIV/AIDS on a daily basis as we work to mitigate the impact on Lesotho's vulnerable children under-5.

In a country of 2.1 million people --
  • Almost 1 in 4 are living with HIV - that's nearly 25%, making it the 2nd highest HIV prevalence in the world
  • AIDS is the #1 cause of death 
  • 1 in 3 children are orphans
  • 37,172 children under-14 are HIV-positive
  • Life expectancy at birth is 48.7 years

The 2014 theme for World AIDS Day is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation". No one can do it alone, and we at TTL rely on our community partners to make a difference in the lives of the children of Lesotho. This World AIDS Day, please show your support for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and wear a red ribbon, make a donation, volunteer, or spread the word!

TTL staff show their support for World AIDS Day by wearing red!

 A message from the voices of Lesotho -

"It looks like a losing battle but we have hope, and it's stronger than fear".