Over years, LENASO has worked closely with the CBOs and supported them in developing of community plans, monitoring, mentoring and coordination of their work at grass root level where innovative interventions in HIV prevention, treatment, care, support, impact mitigation, are implemented. In 2008-2009 LENASO was funding by National AIDS Commission to support Orphans and Vulnerable (OVC) project at the Northern Districts of LENASO. In 2010, LENASO joined the consortium with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), BAYLOR Collage of Excellency, ALAFA and Mothers 2 Mothers (M2M) to implement the project called Strengthening Clinical Services for five years up to 2015. Since LENASO has a broad base on the ground at the community level. Its major role in this consortium is to strengthen community linkages to promote uptake of health services. EGPAF is a prime partner sub-grating LENASO. It is in this project whereby over 10,000 people were referred back to care and some were tracked as defaulters of HIV and TB treatment.
In 2010, LENASO received funding for three and half years up to 2014 from USAID through Pact Lesotho to support the OVC project in the northern districts which are Mokhotlong, Leribe, Berea and Thaba-tseka. Project main objectives are Health care referral, educational support, protection and legal support, psycho-social support, Food security and economic empowerment. In 2013, the project reached 10, 740 OVC with various services.
In 2011, LENASO received another funding from Management Sciences for Health (MSH) to implement OVC project in the Southern Districts so as to balance coverage in the country. The project is implemented in the districts of Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing. In 2013, the project reached 1700 OVC with the following services: Health care referral, educational support, protection and legal support, psycho-social support, Food security and economic empowerment.
In 2011, LENASO entered into another consortium with Populations Services International (PSI), John Hopkins University, ALAFA, PHELA, and EGPAF to implement the HIV prevention project called LETLAMA. LENASO’s role is still in the community to promote ownership of and motivate individuals to be agents of Behaviuor change while promoting gender equity and African transformation. In this partnership PSI is the prime partner and the project is for five years up to 2016. The project reached more than 10,000 beneficiaries in 2013.