Pastoral Women's Council PWC Tanzania
"I was 13 when my father died and we lost all our cows. I’m from a family of three, my father was a watchman and we were a very poor family. I wanted to get an education to improve my life. My older brother passed primary school but was not able to go to secondary school because my father got sick and died. My younger brother and I were left with our older brother looking after us as my mother was pregnant and had to go back to her family for support. I never saw her again as she died afterwards.
If it weren’t for PWC when I refused to get married I would have been severely beaten and forced to marry the man my uncle had chosen for me. I would have been unable to go to secondary school. I am much happier to be in school than at home. PWC is my saviour. I want PWC to support more needy girls. I would like to volunteer for PWC to help them so I can keep busy. The longer I’m in school the more I know I need a lot more education."