The USAID-supported Horse Riding for Health program engages pony riders and motorcycle riders to transport blood tests, drugs, and supplies to Lesotho’s remote mountain health clinics.
The system allows people to receive HIV test results sooner, access life-saving drugs, and ensure an uninterrupted supply of medication.
In this photo essay, follow the riders to homes and clinics throughout tiny Lesotho to meet:
Maamohelang Hlaha: An HIV-positive mother of four whose village is inaccessible by vehicles and a three-hour hike from the nearest health clinic
Potso Seoto and Thuso Khanare: Dedicated riders who transport life-saving medicines while supporting their families through a stable job
Dr. Leopold Buhendwa: The Elizabeth Glaser Foundation’s Lesotho country director who works to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV