Thuso, a rider for health.

Thuso Khanare is a 29-year-old motorcycle rider for health. He’s married with a six-year-old daughter named Lerato (“love” in Sesotho). Thuso was abandoned by his parents when he was only 10 years old. With self-discipline and courage beyond his years, Thuso stayed in school and avoided negative influences who tried to involve him in criminal activities. Credit: Reverie Zurba/USAID.

 

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.

 

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Taken on November 25, 2010