“When I could start giving, I never looked back”
Thanks to the tireless work of the young women once supported through school by Camfed, we have been able to launch a Seasonal Appeal with a difference this year.
On average every Camfed alumna, or CAMA member, helps two more girls complete their education. Our donors can see the multiplication of their generosity in the determination of educated young women, who live by the mantra that there is more joy in giving than in receiving.
“When the tables turned and I could start giving, I never looked back.”
One of these young women, Ruth Tawiah from Ghana, relied on the generosity of others to get through school. She and her family sold charcoal, broke stones at the quarry, washed clothes and fetched water for people, but never earned enough to cover her school going costs.
Today she is at university, supported by Camfed in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. She mentors and supports vulnerable girls to ensure that they continue their education, serves on the board of her former high school, and has dedicated her life to helping others. Ruth envisions becoming a teacher. In her blog she says, “We are empowered because someone out there empowered us. We are practicing what we preach.”