Supporting local communities in Lesotho
Over 1,500 residents in a village at Ha Thetsane industrial area, Maseru, Lesotho now no longer have to wait four hours to draw water, thanks to the Lesotho Brewing Company.
In 2007 the company donated funds to the Water and Sewerage Authority of Lesotho to erect seven communal standpipes and so provide access to clean, potable water. As well as ensuring cheap and ample supplies, the new standpipes avoid the need to draw water from puddles, streams and springs as the villagers previously had to do with all the associated risks of water-borne diseases.
Other projects by which the company has returned part of its profits to the community included donations for trees to the Ministry of Forestry, the provision of furniture to seven primary schools and the building of a dam in the village of Ha Makhate.