MAF is flying for life in Lesotho


In this small African nation crippled by poverty, famine, and HIV/AIDS, MAF brings the good news of Jesus Christ as well as access to food, medicines, and other services.

Since 1980, MAF has provided safe, efficient air transportation for the Lesotho Flying Doctor Service (LFDS).and other agencies operating in Lesotho.

In addition, MAF provides weekly flights to six health clinics operated by Partners In Health (PIH). Nearly 200,000 people depend solely on LFDS and PIH for medical care.

Currently, nine MAF missionary families and seven indigenous staff workers operate and maintain four aircraft.

MAF serves 12 rural mountain health posts from over 20 dirt airstrips carved into the nation’s rugged mountains.

MAF services enable the work of over 35 partner agencies, including Africa Inland Mission (AIM), Southern Baptist Mission, William J. Clinton Foundation, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Samaritan’s Purse, and Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM).


Lesotho. Main base: Maseru. Programme begins 1980. 5 aircraft. 11 international staff, 19 national staff. 15 partner organisations. 22 locations served. 5,503 passengers in 2013.

More on Lesotho
  • MAF plane at Manamaneng, Lesotho
    Born in the air

    (16 Mar 2012)

    Backseat delivery - Based in Lesotho, MAF pilot Justin Honaker discovers he needs to be ready for anything.

  • Heading Home

    (17 Oct 2011)

    Pilot Justin Honaker shares of a ‘a little snapshot of God’s glory’ in Lesotho - a boy he flew who recovered from a severe injury

  • Justin and Amanda Honaker
    A mother's loving journey

    (20 Jan 2011)

    MAF pilot Justin Honaker reflects on one of the many flights MAF does for the Lesotho Flying Doctor Service

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