Maggie Indopu Wamunyima, Country Director, WISE Zambia
“I was raised in a small village in the Kaoma District in Western Province, Zambia. Growing up, I lived with my parents and eight siblings, along with other extended family members in a traditional African household. We had to walk nearly four miles to elementary school each morning.
“Most of my friends and schoolmates ended their education after 7th grade. There was no high school nearby. My mother was determined that her children would get an education, however, so we moved to attend Kaoma Secondary School. My mother had to work night and day to afford our tuition, and if she got hurt or sick, that would have been the end of our education.