Touching Tiny Lives serves hundreds of clients each month through the Safe Home and Outreach programs. These children represent a range of ages (from five minutes to five years), villages, and reasons for referral to TTL services. The demands on their health are often heavy and their resilience is inspirational, but we know that these youngsters could not manage such feats of recovery on their own.
On this day of honor and remembrance, we raise a toast to the mother figure, the caregiver, whose own strength, love, and commitment ensure both immediate and long-term success as together we work to support stronger, healthier children in rural Lesotho.
Around the world, mothers provide the care and tenderness required for healthy growth from day one, but a mother may not always fit the traditional mold. We also want to recognize the ‘non-traditional mothers’: the fathers, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, grandfathers, siblings, and neighbors who have taken on the responsibility of primary caregiver for children not necessarily their own. Our work would have little chance at success without the determined dedication by caregivers of all stripes.
Rea leboha, mothers and caregivers. We appreciate you.
The TTLF Fellow is a representative of the North American organisation The Tiny Lives Foundation. Based for one year in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, the TTLF Fellow serves in an administrative support capacity for the Basotho charity TTL.