The kingdom of Lesotho is considered a lower middle-income country, with more than half the population living below the poverty line. As a result, the country, like most of its neighbours in sub-Saharan Africa, is facing a big social problem: lack of affordable housing. Some 70 per cent of the working population earn less than €60 month and are in dire need of accommodation that can withstand the cold winters, hot summers and strong winds in Lesotho.