“Poverty is an injustice that falls most heavily on girls. I know this to be a fact. And I fully believe that the best way to address this injustice is to invest in organizations that support the education of young women.”
Author: Judith Msindo
Judith Msindo, from Gokwe North, Zimbabwe, joined the CAMFED Association of women leaders in 2006, and has held several leadership positions within the network, which had 68,037 members in Zimbabwe by the beginning of 2021, and 177,899 across sub-Saharan Africa. Judith trained as a CAMFED Learner Guide, and an Agriculture Guide, and is currently working with 15 community trainers to reach 80 “forgotten” smallholder farmers with climate-smart agriculture techniques to address food insecurity, which pushes children out of school. Judith is a successful entrepreneur, who uses the profits from her businesses to support more vulnerable children in her community, as well as to fund her family’s education, including her own degree in English and Communications (Zimbabwe Open University, June 2020). Judith is a known advocate for girls’ and women’s rights, determined to support her community in fighting hunger, abuse and gender-based violence.