Photo of three beneficiaries participating in a Stop the Bus event in Zimbabwe. Photo by Joshua Kumunda.

Retaining Girls in School: Bantwana’s Early Warning System Identifies Adolescents at Risk of Dropping Out

Across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women are among the most vulnerable: they are at the front lines of the HIV epidemic, suffer disproportionately from sexual violence and harmful…

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Waiswa and Samalie in front of their home in Uganda.

Building Resilience Helps Ugandan Families Overcome Violence

When Godfrey Waiswa, 46, retired from being a driver for the government due to ill-health, he had no other source of income. Too weak to farm and with no savings,…  Read More

Vana Bantwana Beneficiary at a Health Assessment Day run by Bantwana in Zimbabwe.

U.S. Government program improves lives of 600,000 orphans and vulnerable children

Originally posted by the US Embassy in Zimbabwe on November 29, 2018. Harare, 29 November, 2018 – Today at Golden Conifer in Harare, the United States celebrated the World Education Inc. Vana…  Read More

Mbonisi Tshuma, WEI/Bantwana Malawi Team Lead, poses with campaign participants at the launch of the 16 Days of Activism in Malawi.

Bantwana Participates in 16 Days of Activism Launch in Malawi

Our team in Malawi joined our partner, EngenderHealth, at the 16 Days of Activism campaign in Blantyre over the weekend. The event was launched by UNWomen, Action Aid, and the…  Read More

Catarina was trained in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment, and on the Village Saving and Loan Association (VSLA) model in Kubatsirana.

Building Social Capital of People Living with HIV/AIDS through VSLA Groups

I am Catarina Eurico, a 45-year-old mother of five children. I began volunteering within my community back in 2010, when I started visiting sick people from my church, supporting their families, and providing psychosocial support in Mozambique.…  Read More

Early Childhood Development educator

Early Childhood Development: A Family Entry Point to Access Social Services

My name is Emilia Jorge Milione. In 2012, my 3-year-old, twin daughters were enrolled in a community Early Childhood Development (ECD) center run by a charitable organization in Mozambique. I would volunteer my…  Read More