A woman reading medical documents

Safeguarding children, youth and vulnerable families during the COVID-19 pandemic

  The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt in communities across Africa. We know from the evidence and our experience that violence against women and…

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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

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