Lesotho is suffering from the worst drought in recent history...

We are launching an emergency appeal now so that we can help families we are working with cope better with the challenges they are facing. Rains that would normally start in September never arrived, and with rains now forecast to start in March, its vital we act now to make a difference.

Families are at risk...

The El Nino weather system has dramatically disrupted rainfall patterns over the past year across Southern Africa, but for the people of Lesotho, the situation is becoming desperate. Right now over a third of the population are at threat of hunger and malnutrition.  The government has announced a state of emergency.

We need to act now...

We need to act quickly and work with families to help them plant more vegetables. It's approaching winter in Lesotho now, and though it's too late to plant maize, some vegetables will still grow. 

Send a Cow's training in techniques such as keyhole gardens and how to protect vegetables from the harsh conditions with hail nets, will provide a vital supply of food for families and a surplus that can be sold to then purchase maize meal to replace their lost harvest.

A donation of £30 would be enough to provide vegetable seeds to up to 20 families. Every donation will make a difference.