Happy girl from Dreams

A Young Mother Prepares for High School

Sakhile Vilakati, age 21, lives in Siphofaneni in the Lubombo region of eSwatini. Since both of her parents passed away nine years ago, she has been living with her guardian,…

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Happy girls

Entering a Skilled Girls Force: Day of the Girl

In the small district of Temeke in Tanzania, the beautician sisters’ duo is so high in-demand with their clients, they hardly have time for anything else. “On Sundays when people…

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Beautician sisters from DREAMS

Vocational Skills Open Opportunities Among Young Mothers in Temeke

Leah, 19 (left) and Irene, 22 (right) are sisters. They both were forced to drop out of secondary school because of unexpected pregnancy. Leah left school when she was in…

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Phoebe

Overcoming Hardships to Start a New Life

Abenoyo Phoebe lives with her widowed mother and siblings in Namalenya Village of Buwunga Sub-county of Bugiri District. At 17, she became pregnant and dropped out of school. Phoebe lost hope…

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Anjo - CCW

Community Case Workers: A Critical Source of HIV-related Information for Communities

My name is Anjo Francisco and I volunteer at ANDA as a lead case manager for the FCC project. I directly support forty beneficiaries in the 7 de Abril neighborhood, while also monitoring…

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Rose with her grandmother

BETTER Opportunities for a Young Mother and Her Family

Rose* is an 18-year-old girl living in Alibi A village in Loro Sub-county of Oyam District in Uganda. Rose lives with her mother and her 14-month-old baby. When Rose finished…

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Woman baking bricks

Building Economic Resilience for Mothers and Caregivers of Adolescent Girls: One Step Forward

Poverty seems like an unexplainable phenomenon in Bashey village of Karatu District in northern Tanzania. With one planting season that lasts hardly three months per year, reliance on farming enterprises,…

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Woman and her child getting HIV screening

Delivery of Health and Social Services to Vulnerable Communities in Mozambique

The estimated HIV adult prevalence rate in Manica is 13.5% (IMASIDA). Among other things, the presence of a heavily trafficked border post contributes to Manica’s high HIV prevalence rate. Mobile…

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Happy girl from Dreams

A Young Mother Prepares for High School

Sakhile Vilakati, age 21, lives in Siphofaneni in the Lubombo region of eSwatini. Since both of her parents passed away nine years ago, she has been living with her guardian,…

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Happy and inspired Regina

Regina: Reintegrated into School, Staying Healthy, and Educating Other Youth

Regina Alberto, age 16, became the head of her family when she lost her mother to a long illness in 2017 after her father had long since passed away in…

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Margaret with her two children

A Brand New Day for Margaret’s Family

Margaret Gwangara, a 20-year-old mother of two from Avado farm in Mazowe, is a participant in the Early Childhood Stimulation (ECS) program supported by the Bantwana Initiative of World Education…

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Selling detergent within team

A Second Chance for a Young Mother

Yolanda Mudzodzo is a 21-year-old mother of one. She was born and raised in Madombwe village in Mazowe district of Zimbabwe. She grew up in a stable and happy home,…

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