Basotho Building Lesotho Ministry (BBL)
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Rural Lesotho.
Vision: To break the cycle of poverty among young people and farmers of Lesotho.
Mission: To empower communities and young people through skills acquiring programs to realize their full potential.
Overall Objective: To bridge the gap of Leadership & Entrepreneurship skills and agriculture by developing and transforming the minds of young people for positive change.
Target Group: Out of School Youth between the ages of 18-35 years, who are highly motivated to cause change in their lives and the lives of others. At the start of the project, 10 participants (females and males), will be identified and trained on leadership and entrepreneurship. We plan to take participants who already have farming experiences from Mohales’Hoek (Qalakheng), Mafeteng (Taung) and Qacha’snek (Tebbellong) who have interest in personal development and leadership, attributes of problem solver, having a personal vision, a business idea, passion to make a positive change in the community.
It’s been 3 months now since BBL was established. Under the leadership of Khotso Mokitimi, BBL has run extensive training programs for community leaders. Thus far, . The number of registered community members who they have served is approximately 200, and 160 consistent community members. Khotso works closely with these communities to improve on their capacities and assets in order to enhance the status of their lives. This is happening through a focus of ministry to Community Development, Agricultural Development Skills, Entrepreneurship, Christian Education/Bible Studies, and Peace Building/Conflict Transformation.
Khotso training groups of rural community members in peace and reconciliation
History and Background
For the past 50 years, Lesotho has been receiving food donations and other development aids from International Non Governmental organizations and yet the country has no significant change. The focus are been more about service delivery rather than empowerment. Recognizing this ongoing issue, Basotho Building Lesotho (BBL) was established to bridge the gap and seek to transform communities from the inside-out by helping the people realize and believe in their own capacities and asset. Asset Based Community Development is employed to enable greater involvement of communities in the transformational development process. The main activities we focus on are Leadership development, Agricultural development, Entrepreneurship, Christian Education, Peace Building and Conflict Transformation.
Basotho Building Lesotho currently has stated its operations in 4 targeted communities in 4 district in southern part of the country implemented using integrated holistic approach. Basotho Building Lesotho long term development activities typically 3 years are implemented in these carefully identified geographical areas in 4 districts of Lesotho. Communities within these areas come together from the grassroots and we add value and increase the impact of the quality life of people through breaking the cycle f poverty.
BBL is looking for donors who want to be a part of the long-term solution for breaking the chains of poverty in Lesotho through a holistic, Jesus centred approach to capacity building. Supporters of BBL will help contribute to the empowering of national people and break the unhealthy dependancies that have been created. To support Khotos Mokitimi and his ministry: