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Alice embodies the power of education over child marriage
Alice grew up in rural Zambia with her widowed mother of ten. At the age of 14, she was destined to become a child bride to a man three times her age – a practice common in impoverished communities to reduce family expenses and provide a perceived level of security for girls.
Her life was transformed when the School Based Committee at Camfed’s local partner secondary school in Samfya selected her to receive a Camfed scholarship. The support allowed her to avoid marriage, complete secondary school and join Camfed’s CAMA alumnae network.
Through CAMA, Alice became a trainer in financial literacy and entrepreneurship. She now works with the next generation of girls to promote the power of education over early marriage by sharing her own story and success at local community meetings and with families.
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