Stories from Our Projects Related to Education

She has a story to tell. Meet the women in our partner programs whose lives have been affected by Education:

 

Alida

At one home where she lived for a long time, she was awakened at 4 am and sent out to work in the garden until 4 pm. As soon as she came in from the garden, she was sent to the bar to sell drinks until midnight. Read one girl's story of labor trafficking and finding freedom. >

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Asta

“When I see street kids and street moms I feel very bad. When I see them, I see the picture of me before I came to this place.” Read more about the powerful changes in Asta's life after graduating from the sewing center in Burundi. >

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AURELIA

She has faced what so many in Africa still avoid - telling relatives or anyone that they have HIV. Read how one woman is overcoming the stigma of HIV. >

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FAYZA

A broken marriage, a child to raise, no work experience, desperation. Read how this HIV+ mom in Ethiopia has become an entrepreneur. >

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HIKIMA

Imagine being a young girl and losing your mother just as you’re entering adolescence. Read how Hikima, an HIV+ widow in Burundi is overcoming tough circumstances and finding confidence. >

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JULIANA

Juliana, a woman living with HIV, was very reserved when she first joined the Fadhili group in Kenya. She would not share her story freely with the other members. Read how Juliana found her voice and hope for the future. >

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liesse

Being able to read and do basic math is something many people take for granted. Liesse, a widow in Burundi, does not. Read her story of moving from illiteracy into a whole new world. >

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MERCY

“I am an empowered woman." Read Mercy's story of loss and transformation. >

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WINTA

“Life is very difficult, especially for uneducated women.” Read how Winta's life changed for the better in the Women's Empowerment Program. >

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