Meet just some of the women leading change
“We are the experts. We are women who have lived it. We are the women that personify what CAMFED is trying to do in Africa.”
Angeline Murimirwa, founding member of CAMA, and CAMFED Executive Director – Africa
Clarah grew up with two disabled parents dependent on subsistence farming to support the family. Without support to go to school, she would have remained voiceless, with few prospects for a better future. Today, Clarah is a thriving agricultural entrepreneur, bringing nutritious food, jobs and prosperity to her school community in Zimbabwe, poised to help more children go to school and succeed.
Rose’s childhood in rural Malawi was marked by grief, hunger and poverty. Without the resources to complete her education, she would likely have become a young bride and teenage mother, locked away from a better life. Today, Rose is an activist, rallying her community to keep girls in school and out of child marriage, ready to support even more girls to reach for a future of promise rather than despair.
Growing up in a poor, single-parent family in Zambia, Alice was destined to be a child bride. Instead, CAMFED stepped in to provide the resources for her to complete her education. Now Alice is a university graduate, leader and philanthropist who has supported more than 10 children at school, raring to use her expertise to support many more.
One of 14 siblings, Fatima’s education and health were threatened by poverty. Then CAMFED supported her to qualify as a nurse and maternal health specialist in Ghana. Now she’s fighting teenage pregnancy and supporting safe deliveries, ready to help thousands more girls stay in school, and understand their bodies and rights.