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CNN’s Zain Asher speaks to Angeline Murimirwa

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CAMFED Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa joins Zain Asher on CNN to discuss how girls' education leads to women's empowerment and social justice.

On December 30, 2021, CNN’s Zain Asher spoke to CAMFED Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa. In the interview, Zain and Angie explore how leadership and entrepreneurship ignited by girls’ education challenges traditional gender norms. They discuss the power of ‘social interest’ in CAMFED’s Learner Guide model, whereby young women in Africa have the opportunity to access business loans and repay the interest by volunteering in local schools. As well as benefiting women on low incomes, the program creates respected role models and leaders who are empowered to create positive change in their communities.

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Watch CNN One World with Zain Asher and Angeline Murimirwa

Zain and Angie discuss how girls’ education is the foundation for women’s leadership, gender equality and social justice, and the power of young women paying back interest on loans through service at their local schools, rather than dollars.

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