Grace, From Alcohol to Accolades, Tanzania
Grace entered our world in 5th grade. Her family was initially very resistant because their survival depended on the income she made selling homemade beer with her grandmother. Asante Africa Foundation supported Grace with a scholarship and helped her build health, financial, and social assets through Wezesha Vijana training. Her teachers and principal kept encouraging her hard work.
Two years later, Grace graduated 1st in her school’s 7th grade class and #1 in the district. She is very proud to be the first in her extended family to attend high school. Now she is a role model to her mother and grandmother and they see how the knowledge she’s gaining is making a brighter future possible for the whole family.