Rita’s Story

Every item in a shoebox is so valuable!

We often imagine Africa as a very warm continent, and it often is.

But at night temperatures can drop rapidly and on higher ground it even snows in winter.

Rita is 9 year and lives in Thaba-Tseka one of the coldest districts in Lesotho where snow falls every winter and, temperatures reach as -6°C. There is no central heating or insulated housing in Rita’s village.

She was thrilled to receive a beautiful hat and a scarf in her shoebox!