Tribute to Women

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Lily, “Hometown Hero” in Denver Daily News May 7, 2009

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Hometown hero
Denver woman helps improve lives in Kenya
Joshua Wolpe, DDN Staff Writer
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Grand ideas are easy to come by, but seeing them through is less so. Lily Muldoon’s grand idea involved overhauling the health, sanitation and education systems of Kayafungo, a sprawling series of 25 villages in Kenya comprised of 40,000 people. Her quest to see that idea come to fruition led her on an odyssey that would change her life forever. Continue reading the article…


Doris Mashego of Uta, South Africa May 6, 2009

Doris Mashego is from Uta, South Africa. She has raised 3 children as a single mother while managing the community’s nursery school and fulfilling her role as its headmaster and teacher. The story of a single, working mother of 3 has become common for our generation; however, Doris’ story is unique. Watch the video below to learn more!


By: Julie Walz on Women and Education May 4, 2009

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This post is written by Julie Walz, a current Georgetown University student and Global Development Fellow. She will return to Manyeleti, South Africa this summer with David Lamb, her partner fellow, to implement the Mundzuku Scholarship Project.

In the United States today, more women than men attend college.  The classic gender barrier in education is being worn away as increasingly women are pursuing higher degrees, often outperforming their male counterparts.  Little girls dream of not only becoming mothers but of becoming doctors and lawyers and financial analysts (well, maybe neither little girls or boys dream of becoming financial analysts, but you get the picture.)  Girls in the Manyeleti community share these same dreams.  Last summer when working to choose a 7th grade girl to be the recipient of a scholarship to attend a private high school, David and I interviewed many at the top of their class.  The girls shared big dreams with us; wanting to go to university, wanting to improve their English, wanting to become nurses and lawyers. (more…)


Yacinta’s Story and CAMFED

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Watch Yacinta’s Story.

CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education) was founded in 1993 by Ann Cotton. She has since built the organization to support 68,290 children in school. CAMFED works with groups of girls who encourage one another to stay in school, get jobs, start businesses and become leaders in their communities. The organization has implemented its program in more than 30 districts in Zimbabwe, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania.