In some parts of rural Africa, 6 out of 10 girls become child brides. Locked in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness, they face grave risks: HIV/AIDS, domestic abuse, and even death during childbirth. Without education or employment, the future will remain locked for generations of girls.
There is hope – school. By staying in school, a girl can avoid child marriage and pregnancy. Camfed trains GirlGuardians — young women who were once at risk of becoming child brides themselves — to support girls in schools and in their communities, unlocking opportunities to escape poverty.