Maymuna

Empowering girls to go to school

Stories of Ethiopia

Maymuna

Maymuna's daughter was kidnapped and forced into a marriage at the age of 15. She tracked her down and bought back her freedom. Something changed that day for her and she decided to learn to read and write. Four years later she is at a grade 8 level and is a village elder. She is empowering girls to go to school to follow their dreams. Access to clean water is the only thing that is holding her village back.