Registered in Lesotho as a non-government organisation since 1991, Rural Self-Help Development Association (RSDA) exists to eradicate extreme hunger and improve the lives of rural Basotho by supporting sustainable agriculture, facilitating self-help and enabling rural communities to become sustainable.

RSDA works with eight dairy associations and over 50 small-scale farming groups organised into federations in Maseru, Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek districts.

Our work also reaches out to schools and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), supporting groups in these two districts, as well as nine Lesotho Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (LENEPWHA) support groups in Berea district.

RSDA offers technical support to these communities through its experienced, rural-based project staff. We do this thanks to the generous support of the research, crops and livestock departments of the Lesotho Government’s Ministry of Agriculture and various international partner agencies.