EMPOWRING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

The Maliba Community Trust

The Maliba Trust consists of representation from the local community and Maliba Lodge, and its goal is to identify, plan and finance projects that will help empower the local community. Guests are encouraged to contribute time, skills or money to ensure the success of these projects.
Some initial projects have included:

  • Establishment of community forest outside of park
  • Free range chicken and egg project
  • Sponsorship of school agricultural projects to help teach children basic agriculture skill and provide some food and income for the schools
  • Purchase and operates a module clinic and operate with the assistance of the local St Dennis Health clinic for antenatal care, dispersing HIV anti viral drugs, TB medication, etc.
  • Establish a local community center to help with engaging and looking after HIV orphans and those in our local community that are vulnerable.

Mission Statement

The directors of Maliba have strong personal interest and association with the local basotho especially those from the local villages in the vicinity of Maliba lodge. In fact one of the driving influences in establishing a world class tourist lodge in Lesotho was as a way of providing employment and upliftment of the local people and empower them through skills transfer to help make a change in this very poor country. Maliba lodge was built using mainly labor from local villages in fact at the peak nearly 100 local Basotho’s were involved in the lodge construction and many had the opportunity to learn new skills. Now we are operating, the best of these staff have been retrained as Barmen, security, house staff, gardeners, maintenance, and one has even progressed to a management position. All staff are very proud of “their lodge” and have become valued, highly trained dedicated staff who really look after and interact with our guests.

Help Us Make A Difference

Maliba lodge was built using mainly labor from local villages in fact at the peak nearly 100 local basotho’s were involved in the lodge construction and many had the opportunity to learn new skills. Now we are operating, the best of these staff have been retrained as Barmen, security, house staff, gardeners, maintenance, and one has even progressed to a management position. All staff are very proud of “their lodge” and have become valued, highly trained dedicated staff who really look after and interact with our guests.

How To Donate To The Maliba Community Trust

100% of proceeds go towards the Maliba Trust and helping the local community's 

Bank Transfer From South Africa, Lesotho (Direct Debit)

If you’re in South Africa or Lesotho, you can donate via Bank Transfer (Direct Debit) to the following account:

Acc Name: Maliba Comm Trust Account
Acc No: 63070087945
Branch No: 280 061
Branch Name: BUTHA BUTHE

Swift Code: FIRNLSMX
Ref: Your Email Address

Outside Of Lesotho/South Africa (Overseas)

When you click on the “Donate Now” button you will be redirected to Exchange4free page that will handle the donation for different currency’s. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are willing to donate to Maliba Trust, please click the following button: