Founded by former Danish development workers based in Lesotho, the Denmark-Lesotho Network (DLN) supports local NGOs to develop civil society in Lesotho.
DLN has helped raise funds for RSDA to assist farmers’ groups in Mafeteng district build water tanks, vegetable gardens and provide leadership training to farmers.
Action Aid International has been worked in Lesotho since 2004, initially as a cross-border initiative from South Africa implementing programmes focused primarily on HIV and Aids.
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) funded Support for International Partnership Against AIDS (SIPAA), which acted as a stepping stone for the establishment of the ActionAid International Lesotho office. Building on the success of these programmes, a decision was made to register AAI in the country and AAI Lesotho was legally registered in Lesotho as an NGO in November 2005 with a constitution and a local Executive Committee of nine members.