This project has reinforced our beliefs about the importance of community engagement. You cannot simply impose a programme on a community – you need their buy-in. Our collaboration with village chiefs, traditional birth attendants and other individuals in the community, such as the mothers and mother-in-laws of the women this programme targets, has been extremely useful in this respect. Also, we’re learning more and more that in order to address women’s issues, we have to engage men as well. Actually, that’s been one of the challenges with this project since most of the men in Lesotho are gone for extended periods of time. Still, our work with village chiefs – who are of course men – has been critical to the overall success of the programme thus far. Finally, the project has reinforced the importance of considering the bigger picture and making sure all pieces of the puzzle are in place. It is no use, for example, offering services for mothers at a clinic if you are not going to overcome the geographic barriers for them to reach you.