Where the money goes
Money raised will assist us to deliver holistic care for patients diagnosed with cancer in Lesotho.
Lesotho is a State located in the southern region of Africa ,recently there is a growing threat of life limiting illnesses to Basotho nation including cancer. Currently there is no hospice provision in the country and patients requiring palliative and hospice services suffer in silence together with their loved ones.
The money donated will assist us to advance health in the Kingdom of Lesotho for the public benefit in particular, but not exclusively for those with limiting illness by:
- Advancing the understanding in general population of the need for and benefits provided by palliative care
- Advancing the provision of palliative care services and hospice care
- Relieving the physical, mental and social distress of those with life limiting illness
- Advancing the training of those providing care for those with advanced cancer
Lack of quality palliative and hospice care can lead to :
- Premature death due to excessive suffering due to pain and other symptoms.
- Family’s economy goes down as the debilitating pain prevents patients to continue working for their dependents and in some cases buy homely remedies which are expensive but yielding little effect as they still continue to suffer symptoms.
- Patients and their loved ones’ hope becomes shaken as they feel they walk the cancer journey alone.
With your help we hope to reach out to cancer patients by delivering palliative care services, manage their pain and other symptoms, give them emotional, psychological and spiritual support to them and their families.
World Cancer Day on the 04th February 2022, the theme is “CLOSE CARE GAP IN CANCER CARE”. This theme will be running for three years [2022-2024]. This is an empowering call to us as individuals and collectively too. Our personal and collective efforts are welcome in order to make a difference to our fellow human beings.
Therefore , we appeal to you to support this palliative and hospice movement with the purpose to improve the quality of life for these patients and their families. We hope you will find it in your hearts and budget to support this initiative of building a homely environment where we can support cancer patients welcome each day with HOPE and expectation for tomorrow.
We are committed at putting our utmost efforts to establish an appropriate balance between providing the clinical care while maintaining the ‘domestic’ nature of the hospice ,by ensuring a calm ,safe and comfortable atmosphere to patients and families.
As Nelson Mandela said ‘Our human compassion binds us the one to the other-not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future’.
Thanking you in advance.
Together we shall overcome.