Educating Young Women In Rural sub-Saharan Africa

Your order will help invest in girls and women in the poorest rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, where they face acute disadvantages but where their empowerment is now transforming communities.

You'll be supporting CAMFED, an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.

Since 1993, it's innovative education programs in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi have directly supported more than 2.6 million students to attend primary and secondary school, and more than 5 million children have benefited from an improved learning environment. Find out more at CAMFED


We're commited to making change for young women & girls around the world. In sub-saharan Africa over 33.3 million girls of primary and lower secondary school age are out of school. Poverty is the greatest barrier to education but with it they can do amazing things: launch businesses, become health workers, run schools, and lead governments, making the world a better place for everyone.

Education Changes Everything

  • She'll earn up to 25% more per year of secondary school
  • She'll reinvest 90% of her earnings in her family
  • She’ll be 3 times less likely to become HIV-positive
  • She’ll marry later and have a smaller, healthier family 
  • She’ll invest in her children’s education and support their studies
  • She’ll resist gender-based violence and discrimination, and change her community from within.


Your order is helping to tackle poverty and inequality by supporting marginalized girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change. The African-led CAMFED movement has already supported 2.6 million children to go to school, with 120,000 young women in the CAMA alumnae network leading the charge, multiplying donor investment in girls' education by supporting even more girls to stay in school, and thrive after school. If you'd like to find out more please visit CAMFED