Where we work

Jenifer Bukokhe Wakhungu
​Regional Technical Advisor


UNCDF has been present in Lesotho since 1982, stimulating financial service providers to offer pro-poor products and facilitating access to financial services for women.

Today, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

Through Financial Inclusion Practice, UNCDF is implementing Making Access Possible (MAP) programme, producing diagnostics of financial inclusion disaggregated by gender, geography, income and other demographics, and encouraging private investment into expanding rates and outreach of financial inclusion in Lesotho.

Through Local Development Finance Practice, UNCDF is supporting the Government through the Deepening Decentralization Programme (DDP), which promotes decentralized service delivery for social and economic growth through the development of transparent funding mechanisms and by improving the accountability of local authorities.

Programmes in Lesotho


promote decentralized service delivery, develop transparent funding mechanism, and improve the accountability of local authorities


a diagnostic and programmatic framework to expand financial access for rural individuals, and micro and small businesses

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Results in Lesotho


Our Team

Maseru, Lesotho

Jenifer Bukokhe Wakhungu
Regional Technical Advisor