“I now see a bright future because I was supported by CAMFED. I am now looking at universities. I didn’t think of going to university before CAMFED came to my support.”
After she completed her studies, Tendai became a Transition Guide for young women completing secondary school in her village. As part of the program she was given business and financial literacy training, so that she could run a sustainable business, as well as teach these skills to new graduates. Tendai started her own business selling stationery and groceries. In only a few months she has been able to repay her loan and has passed on the stationery side of her business to her younger sister.
Philanthropy is a cornerstone of the CAMFED Association, and Tendai believes it is important to help others learn. She contributes not only as a Learner Guide and now a Transition Guide, but also financially. With the profits from her business, she is now able to support the education of other vulnerable students by providing them with school supplies.
“It is very important to give vulnerable children books, pens, everything for them to learn so they can continue to pursue their education.”