Saturday July 4, 2020

Growing out of poverty

Ireland is coaching the farmers of Lesotho to help them break free of the cycle of poverty and drought

6th September, 2015
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Malemo Lethea gives his potatoes the once-over

A little over a year ago, Mamosiuoa Nkete lost her job in the local shoe factory and found herself without a way to support her family.

Textile factories are the main source of employment here in Maputsoe, a dusty and desperate border post that links Lesotho to Ficksburg in South Africa’s Free State province.

The cheap workforce and the ease of access to South Africa has seen large multinationals such as Reebok, Jonsson...

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