STORY OF GAYATRI

2020-05-13T14:34:43+02:00

Story of Gayatri, Sitamarhi district in Bihar, India The More Than Brides Alliance has been operating in the Sitamarhi district in Bihar, India since 2016, where it has reached 3,400 adolescent girls and boys. This district and other marginalized communities are facing enormous challenges due to the lock down

STORY OF JAMUNA PARIDA

2020-05-12T15:56:47+02:00

Jamuna Parida, Jemadeipur village, Odisha Jamuna Parida, lives in Jemadeipur village, Odisha with her parents, two siblings. Her Father is a daily wage labor and has a hard time supporting the whole family. After completing matriculation Jamuna’ parents did not allow for Jamuna’s Study because of their poor financial condition and also

STORY OF INNES CHAYAMBA

2020-05-12T16:02:18+02:00

Innes Chayamba, Cheyard village Mchinji, Malawi Innes Chayamba, 26 lives in Cheyard village Mchinji district in Malawi. Her family relies on farming and small scale business for a living. Innes dropped out of school in her 3rd year of high school because of pregnancy. After she delivered she started working for some months  as

STORY OF ISMAIL

2020-05-12T16:05:40+02:00

Ismail, Child Protection Committee member Ismail, 28, lives in Village Pipli Wala in District Lodhran, Punjab province with his relatives, family and newlywed wife. His father is a farmer and his mother a housewife. Ismail has completed an Intermediate in Commerce (12th Grade) and is employed by an NGO which works for

STORY OF ZIONE

2020-05-06T12:52:16+02:00

Zione Chiya, Guruguru village Malawi ‘I have seen so much change as girls now have become more ambitious as back then all they wanted to be was a mother and a wife’. Zione grew up in a family where her father has two wives. She has 12 siblings. She goes to Maula

STORY OF PRIYA

2020-05-06T12:52:30+02:00

Pryia, Bagri village of Tonk District, Rajasthan I am accumulating additional skills and saving money. Soon, I will open my own tailoring shop and employ others.” Priya, 19 years old girl, lives in Bagri village of Tonk District, Rajasthan with her parents, grandparents and her younger brother. Her father is the sole breadwinner

STORY OF SUMAIRA

2020-05-06T12:52:43+02:00

Sumaira Atta, GALS Champion “These little victories can mean everything for a girl’s life and ultimately an entire family’s; knowing this is enough to keep us motivated to work toward social change in our community every single day” Sumaira Atta, 16, quit her education after high school because according to her community,

DIARY OF A CHANGEMAKER: SHALINI AT THE WOMEN DELIVER CONFERENCE 2019

2020-05-06T12:52:53+02:00

Shalini Sahu, Women Deliver Conference “Shalini is a 24 year old young changemaker from India who got the chance to represent the issues of many young girls in India at the prestigious Women’s Deliver Conference 2019, due to a joint effort of Save the Children and the More Than Brides Alliance. Read her

STORY OF IDAH THAWALE

2020-05-06T12:53:00+02:00

Mchinji, Malawi “When our facilitator told us that as a group we can start bank mkhonde – Village Savings Loans Association- and start getting loans for small scale businesses I saw that as an opportunity to change my life forever…” Idah Thawale is an 18-year-old girl from Chikondi Girls club in Zulu

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