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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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

Felista - parasocial worker for Better Outcomes in Uganda

Ripples of Change: Leveraging the Power and experience of HIV+ Para-Social Workers to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce

Under the USAID/Uganda Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda, WEI/Bantwana and its government and locals partners build the resilience of vulnerable children and families through…  Read More

Swaib - Community Case Worker in Uganda talks with a community member.

A Passion to Serve: Para-Social Workers Offer Critical Support to Vulnerable and HIV+ Children across the Continuum of Care

Under the USAID/Uganda Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda, WEI/Bantwana and its government and locals partners build the resilience of vulnerable children and families through…  Read More

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…  Read More