Supporting Married, Widowed, and Divorced Adolescents
Funded by the Nike Foundation, the TESFA project worked to improve economic and sexual and reproductive health outcomes for the highly marginalized population of child brides – married, divorced and widowed adolescent girls – in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. The project, relied on peer-education within small group settings modeled on CARE’s village savings and loans (VSLA) approach. TESFA reached over 5000 married girls (ages 14-19) to counter the the harmful effects of child marriage.
Stories from the Girls
Fikere was married to a man 15 years older, and had to drop out of school. Read about her, and see more stories about the girls who were in TESFA.
In Their Own Words
Listen to girls and their families talk about their own experiences with child marriage.
Married adolescents who were in TESFA took photos to show us what changed in their lives. Take a look and see this program through their eyes.
2 READ THIS - Health
A social-network approach to family planning.
LS: Child Marriage Box 1
The Tipping Point
Digging Up The Roots To Replant The Future
LS: Child Marriage Box 3
Girls Not Brides
Learn about the partnership
LS: Child Marriage Box 4
What Causes Child Marriage?
LS: Child Marriage Box 5
MAKE THE CONNECTION!
Up to 60% of girls without education are married by age 18.
LS: Child Marriage Box 6
Learning from the Tipping Point
What Has the Tipping Point Initiative Learned So Far?
LS: Corp Partners 1
Our Partners Are Leaders
CARE is proud to partner with leading U.S. corporations.
LS: Maternal Health Box 1 New
This Supermodel Says, "Let's Save Lives Together"