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Nine Years Old and Married

When Tino was 9, she spent her days tending to small animals in her pastorialist village in Ethiopia. The child had never attended school, and was barely old enough to have a...

Girl Most Likely to: Rise Up in Support of Education

After her father was severely burned when their family home caught fire, Ana Cecilia, age 15, faced great hardship. Her father could not work for several months and the...

Inside Syria - Ibrahim: A Childhood Suspended

It never occurred to 8-year-old Ibrahim that his capacity to speak could so easily disappear. But after heavy bombing of his neighborhood, he inexplicably lost the ability to...

Hope Springs for Fatuma

It takes a lot of strength to carry 55 pounds of water for more than four hours across eastern Ethiopia’s arid highlands. It also takes particular strength to change the...

Mom Most Likely To: Help Girls Flourish

In Kamonyi district in southern Rwanda, Annonciata Umukundwa stands full of pride outside the village early childhood development center for 3 to 6 year old children.

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