The Power of Learner Guides

In some parts of rural Africa, poverty forces girls into child marriage. Locked in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness, they face grave risks: HIV/AIDS, domestic abuse, and even death during childbirth. Without education or employment, the future will remain locked for generations of girls.

There is hope – school. By staying in school, a girl can avoid child marriage and pregnancy. CAMFED trains Learner Guides — young women who were once at risk of becoming child brides themselves — to support girls in schools and in their communities, unlocking opportunities to escape poverty.

Your support of these girls is needed now more than ever. Learn more.

Thank you to our generous recent donors

Together we are breaking the cycle of poverty


Erica Choi $50

Urszula Wozniacka €20

Elisabeth Curtis $100

Richard Fosse €25

Hannah Jardine £157

Getruda Amos $10

Jan Garrill £230

Ellen Yount $150

Takudzwa Chakauya Mukwenha $10

Shaun O'Leary £30

Olivia Smith $20

Janet E Alexander $72

Bella Stoehr $700

Alastair Brown $40

Robert Genovese $30