Welcome to Qholaqhoe Mountain Connections
a program established to help the people of Lesotho, Southern Africa.
QM Connections was established in 2009 in response the dire needs of the population of the rural Qholaqhoe Mountain region of the country of Lesotho, a third world country geographically surrounded by South Africa.
Lesotho is a mountainous country, mostly barren and plagued with erosion and the resulting poor soil quality. 75% of the population of 2 million people live in remote, rural areas and are subsistence farmers. Less than 10 percent of the country’s acreage is tillable meaning that rural families struggle to survive on small plots of land with low yields.
Farming families eke out a living in the challenging terrain. Currently there are severe drought conditions throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Qholaqhoe High School has had to close many times over the past year due to the lack of water.
According to UNAIDS Lesotho has the third highest HIV prevalence in the world - just under one in four people in the country are living with HIV.
Qholaqhoe High School
QMC board members travel to Qholaqhoe High School every year to maintain our high school scholarship program and to work directly with our scholarship students, their parents, teachers and staff. Over the years a trusting and effective relationship has developed.
Our mission is to benefit the people of Qholaqhoe, Lesotho by providing the financial assistance to promote the ability of students to receive an education.
To learn the latest on the scholarship program at QHS go to our scholarship program page.
Qholaqhoe High School classroom.
Qholaqhoe Mountain Connections
P.O. Box 405
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Qholaqhoe Mountain Connections is a 501(c)3 organization.
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December 2016 Newsletter
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|We would be pleased to share a presentation of both of our projects in Lesotho. |
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