Update from Lesotho on knitting donations

We’ve just received a note from Darkwell Sakalaat in Lesotho after receiving knitting from us, which was kindly made by three ladies in Dunfermline who knit for Africa. Read the report below from Darkwell who’s based in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho.


Last Tuesday morning the Lesotho representatives met with the PR of the Main Hospital in the capital city of Maseru know as Queen Mamohato Memorial hospital (Tsepong) with whom we introduced our organization as well as Sunrise Africa Relief, We spoke of the previous donations we received how we dealt with them and our plan concerning the recent donation we received. She spoke of four of the hospitals that are under the main hospital which provide free medical service to the low income people in the communities.

Further to that, she requested we meet the Nursing Manager of the Children’s ward – Birth Section with whom we continuously discussed about the donation. Upon our discussion she made a report to the Head of their department who fully agreed for us to make the donation as most of the babies there are of severe cases (premature, malnourished or infected etc.

Today Friday August 3, 2018 was the date given for us to make the donation. We donated the baby hats and jerseys today. The Nurse Manager of that Unit spoke of the plan she has for the package, which is to use the donation for the hospital since the hospital does not have much resources and give the jerseys to the neediest since the hospital runs low on most of the things needed in the maternity Unite. Apart from that she spoke again of the problems they are facing now which are Temperature control for small babies, no enough bedding’s and so for that you know Lesotho is 100% above sea level.

In addition this donation was given to the critical side of the maternity ward, a ward for new born babies. This donation did make a huge change, made people happy both the patients and the nurses as well as us. We are grateful for Sunrise Africa Relief for making Lesotho live again after it has been in slumber for a long time.

Darkwell Sakala



Dear Visitor

We rely on donations to continue funding projects in Africa and the UK. Sunrise Africa Relief chooses carefully areas where your donations can make a real impact whilst providing strict oversight to ensure those needing our help receive it. So, you can be assured your donation will be used towards a good cause. We would greatly appreciate any donations you can make. Thank you.

One thought on “Update from Lesotho on knitting donations

  1. Very Grateful to our local team in Lesotho and to Paul Currie, one of our Trustees who could bring the donation materials to Maseru.
    Sunrise Africa Relief is happy to be able to help in this small way.
    Robert Williamson

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