MASERU, Lesotho – Where are the Basotho voices?
It’s World AIDS Day in Lesotho – now the world’s second-most infected, with so many discouraging stats.
One thing I’ve learned after three years here, about the limits of international-development assistance: Lesotho needs Basotho champions.
Just as Magic Johnson did in the U.S. in 1991, brave Basotho in Lesotho must step up to say: “I’m the face of HIV; enough of this deadly stigma.”
Likewise, it’d really help if a brave Lesotho official were to step forward: “I’m the face of corruption; enough of the greed that stunts our growth.”
Though, I’d settle for one out of two …