Lesotho Red Cross Society

Our first stop in Lesotho was the Lesotho Red Cross Society’s distribution center. From there we visited a neighboring village to observe the type of aid, how it was distributed and the timing of the distribution process. The most notable observation here was that the seeds for planting arrived too late for growing season. They should have already been in the ground for December. There was also some uncertainty about the quantities of aid needed.

It occurred to me that this was the highest, most personal and most fulfilling application of my profession (logistics). Humanitarian relief work, as I’ve observed throughout southern Africa this week, is profoundly satisfying. It affects real stripped down life. There is none of the insulation that characterizes for-profit regular business.

Lynn Fritz

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