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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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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

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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

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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