CAMFED.ORG (Campaign for Female Education) is the UN non profit organization that since 1993 has been working to fight poverty and HIV/AIDS by educating girls and empowering young women in sub-Saharan Africa, where 24 million girls can’t afford to go to school. A girl may marry as young as 13 and has a one in 22 chance of dying in childbirth. One in six of her children will die before the age of five. So far more than 1,065,710 children in impoverished areas of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi have benefited from CAMFED programs.
Currently, CAMFED with the help of award-winning filmmakers, made a series of films illustrating the impact the organization makes in sub-Saharan Africa, and particularly in Zambia.
The first documentary is called ‘The Entrepreneurs’ and is telling a story of young women educated to become businesswomen in their communities.
Another trailer is from the film called Where the Water Meets the Sky – a documentary that chronicles the true story of 23 women in a remote region of northern Zambia who learn to make a film – and make a change in their communities.
CAMFED was found by Ann Cotton, who inspired by her journey to Zimbabwe in 1990, decided to make a change for the African girls and women.
Here is the film about the founder made by The Skoll Foundation.