Lesotho is crippled by poverty, famine and one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world. However, with the help of MAF, Lesotho’s mountain airstrips are a gateway through which access to food, medicines, and other essential services can be delivered.
MAF pilots and planes provide safe, efficient air transportation for over 35 partner agencies. Two of MAF's partners, Lesotho Flying Doctor Service and Partners In Health, are the sole providers of healthcare to nearly 200,000 people - serving 12 rural mountain health posts from over 20 dirt airstrips carved into the nation’s rugged mountains.
MAF's ministry doesn’t end when a patient makes it to the hospital or returns to their village - Basotho Christians like Sefiri follow up on patients in remote villages by sharing the Gospel and extending support to medical staff and villagers.
In 2014, our lifeline began directly involving communities in airstrip maintenance, taking the opportunity to build relationships, share the Good News, and encourage the stewardship of remote airstrips by villagers.