Katile's Family

​Nthabeleng, a 15 year old orphaned girl, is a mother of a six month old baby. She lives with her two brothers aged 18 and 20, two sisters aged 13 and 26 and her sister in law married to one of her brothers. They live in Mapoteng in Berea district. Nthabeleng’s elder sister is the care giver to the family of eight (8) that has in the past lived in a small overcrowded shack.
During our visit, we found the shack they once called home had just been blown off by the wind a few days ago. Thankfully, their new house built by Habitat for Humanity Lesotho has just been completed and they now have a safe, secure and beautiful house. The family has moved into their new home and Nthabeleng is happy they have a safe place to live in.
 
Like many young girls in the area, Nthabeleng is a mother at a very early age and this increases vulnerability for both her and her child. Through partnerships with other organizations addressing various needs amongst boys and girls aged 18 years and below, HFHL hopes to respond to needs like health, education, and nutrition and sex education. Kick 4 Life is one such organization which uses sport and drama to educate the youth on responsible sexual behaviour while advocating for preventive measures towards the spread of HIV/AIDs. In Lesotho, approximately one in every four adults is HIV positive at a prevalence rate of about 23% and is ranked third amongst countries with the highest HIV
The remains of their old home after the shack was recently blown off by the wind.
 
Through partnership with World Vision Lesotho, the Katile family was one of nine families that were identified as beneficiaries of a six month housing project in Mapoteng for orphans and vulnerable children sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Netherlands.

Posing outside their new home with her sister in law

Providing shelter for low income and vulnerable groups.

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