Lesotho

Lesotho

Lesotho is located in Southern Africa, encompassing a land mass slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Maryland.

641 of approximately 5412 Catholic Sisters in Lesotho have been served by ASEC programs.

CAPITAL
Maseru
POPULATION
≈1.96 million
TOTAL SERVED
641
ALUM FUNDS RAISED
≈$532,500

1Total participants served; some Sisters may have been served by more than 1 program.
22017 Statistical Yearbook of the Church, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

LESOTHO ZAMBIA MALAWI TANZANIA KENYA UGANDA SOUTH SUDAN CAMEROON NIGERIA GHANA GHANA NIGERIA CAMEROON SOUTH SUDAN UGANDA KENYA TANZANIA MALAWI LESOTHO

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Lesotho Country Report by ASEC

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Download the Lesotho Country Report (PDF) for statistics about students and alumnae of ASEC's programs.

Sisters impact in Lesotho
SLDIHESA

There's been a 17.9% decrease in the number of women religious in Lesotho from 2012 to 2017. Lesotho is one of only two countries that ASEC serves that has seen a decline. 

Alumnae in Lesotho

  • Healthcare (89%) and no poverty (78%) are the top Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ASEC alumnae in country contribute to in their ministries (N=9).
  • 73% received leadership positions in their ministries (N=11)
  • 82% demonstrated effective use of skills in their ministries (N=11)
  • 82% demonstrated effective use of skills in their congregations (N=11)

Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Lesotho

SLDI has been working in Lesotho since 2015.

ASEC has served 55 Catholic sisters from Lesotho through the SLDI program.

  • 41% of 2019 SLDI participants in Lesotho report teaching as their ministry (N=17)
  • 34% of SLDI participants were trained in administration and 31%in finance, as of 2018 (N=35)

SLDI Partners of Lesotho

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Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) in Lesotho

HESA has been working in Lesotho since 2017 (August).

ASEC is supporting 93 Catholic sisters in Lesotho to study for degrees and diplomas through the HESA program.

  • 50% of HESA participants in Lesotho report teaching as their ministry (N=6)
  • 86% of HESA participants in Lesotho are studying in the field of education (N=7)

HESA Partners of Lesotho

3HESA total served is reported by the country of the institution where the sister is studying. Some sisters travel to a different country to attend specialized programs of study.

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