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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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, Mozambique, is 13.5% (IMASIDA). Among other things, the presence of a heavily trafficked border post contributes to Manica’s high HIV prevalence rate.…  Read More

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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,…  Read More

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

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

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, Zimbabwe, is a participant in the Early Childhood Stimulation (ECS) program supported by the Bantwana Initiative of World…  Read More

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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,…  Read More