The prostitution industry is rapidly growing in areas prone to human trafficking. Prostitution is often a last resort for women in Lesotho who need to make a living. They look for any other possibility before succumbing to this lifestyle. Today, we wanted to highlight one woman’s journey from prostitution to prosperity.
Lesotho has some of the worst rape statistics in the world, second only to Botswana. There are 89.2 reported accounts of sexual assault per 100,000 people in Lesotho, and that does not take into account the thousands of incidents that go unreported each year.
Lesotho has a large population of orphans, largely due to the poverty and lack of resources in the region. Some of these children are lucky enough to be adopted or reunited with distant family members, but those situations do not work out for everyone.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is found around the world, but it is particularly prevalent in Lesotho. In 2021, 47% of the women murdered in Lesotho were
Learn about a catfishing situation in Lesotho that could have turned an educated woman into a human trafficking victim.
Beautiful Dream Society changes lives every single day, but we still aren’t doing enough. We had to turn away five girls in 2022 because we did not have room available in our current housing setup. There are many children on the waitlist, and more reach out every month. We are eager to build permanent Children’s Homes to house orphans and impoverished children in Lesotho.