Help keep 3,750 children in school!

by Campaign for Female Education (Camfed)


This project helps 3,750 orphans and vulnerable children stay in school through the mentoring and entrepreneurship of volunteer groups of mothers and grandmothers. These Mother Support Groups sell produce and other goods to provide needy children with food, clothing and school supplies so they can attend and succeed in school.

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In sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million girls are too poor to go to school. Poverty not only excludes a girl from school but means she may marry as young as 13, has a one in 22 chance of dying in childbirth, and one in six of her children will die before the age of five. If you educate a girl she’ll: earn 25 percent more and reinvest 90 percent in her family, be three times less likely to contract HIV, and have healthier children who are 40 percent more likely to live past the age of five.


With grants, Mothers Groups can earn income by making soap, clothing, shoes, and pottery, or by growing vegetables and beekeeping. They then use this income to pay for school fees and supplies for orphans and other vulnerable children who cannot afford them. Most of these women weren’t able to finish school themselves because of poverty, and they are determined not to let history repeat itself. They are giving disadvantaged children in their communities the opportunity for a brighter future.

Long-Term Impact

Approximately 150 Mother Support Groups will support 3,750 children through school, changing their lives and their families’ lives for generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Camfed's Impact in Zimbabwe
Accounting to the Girl

Organization Information

Campaign for Female Education (Camfed)

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Campaign for Female Education (Camfed)
Devon Davey
Project Leader:
Devon Davey
Development and Administrative Officer
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 72 donors like you, a total of $5,098 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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