“Look at what my daughter has done because of CAMFED! She brought me from a small thatched house to this one!”
Through CAMA, Edith was able to receive a modest grant to help start her own business raising and selling goats. CAMA also provided her with opportunities to learn about how to become a successful entrepreneur. With her profits she expanded her business to include selling maize and even opened a small hair salon.
And Edith hasn’t stopped dreaming! She hopes to earn enough profits through her businesses to attend college and become a math teacher. And through her role in CAMA, she can continue to have a positive impact on other young girls working hard for their own dreams.
Meet Edith, a former scholarship recipient who lives in Mpika, Zambia, along with her mother.
Edith received CAMFED support during her secondary schooling, graduating in 2005. After graduation, she joined CAMFED’s alumnae network, CAMA.
Through volunteerism and mentorships, CAMA members like Edith continue to help girls who are still in school overcome their challenges and take pride in their stories.
With training and grants, young women multiply their profit and impact on their families. This is Jenny, who has used her business profits to support her son, mother, three nieces and nephews, and even herself to go back to school.
Annie and her husband now generate enough profit to take care of their nephew and three adopted girls. Annie says, “I was on a CAMA Community Health program when I heard the stories of these girls. They touched me so much and reminded me of my own childhood.”
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