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Community-based support for orphaned children in rural Lesotho (PLA Notes 47)

Without consulting either the children or their communities, many development projects designed to help orphans often fail to provide long-term support and even in some cases cause severe detrimental effects. This paper assesses a more participatory approach to providing support to orphans in rural Lesotho, and the successes and challenges it faced.

Participatory Learning and Action is the world’s leading informal journal on participatory approaches. Guest editors provide up-to-the minute accounts of participatory approaches in specific fields. Since 1987, PLA has provided a forum for participatory practitioners – community workers, activists and researchers – to share experiences, reflections and methodological innovations with others, providing a genuine ‘voice from the field’.

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