All I know is that most of the countries where ActionAid works have teams of athletes who will be competing. And as I’m always up for supporting the underdogs I’ve decided to adopt Lesotho’s team as my number 2 choice after TeamGB.
Lesotho is a tiny mountainous country completely surrounded by South Africa.
It’s famous across the region for its blankets – beautifully designed and warm too, but its people are very poor and ActionAid has been operating a child sponsorship programme there since 2006 where we concentrate on education and rural development.
And I hope people who read this will consider sponsoring a child in Lesotho – there are at least 80 young Lesotho children currently wanting a sponsor. You’ll help make a massive difference.