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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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…  Read More

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,…  Read More

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

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,…  Read More

Happy and inspired Regina

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