The story of Litlama Makhakhe
Litlama used to spend four hours a day walking to remote villages in the Leribe district of Lesotho. He is a Community Counsellor, responsible or educating people in 22 villages about how to protect themselves and their families against disease. In 2010, Litlama received a Riders motorcycle and was taught how to ride and maintain it. Since then, his life and those of the people he looks have, have changed dramatically.
Instead of conducting outreach health work once or twice a week, he can now visit villages four days a week. He sees three times as many people and visits three times the number of villages every week.
Litlama says: ‘Before, I couldn’t follow up my patients who had stopped taking their treatment and most of them were dying because I was not able to walk to their villages.
Most of them are far, but with this motorcycle I see them almost every week.