Nandi Bwanali

Nandi Bwanali

Life for 23-year-old Sherifa Demba (also known as Cecelia Chisema) has taken a hopeful turn and she has a timely community announcement to thank.

A year ago, Sherifa’s thoughts were plagued with “what ifs” as the derailed plan for her life left her depressed and filled with regret.

With sadness in her eyes Mary Kulima, Sherifa’s grandmother, explains, “Sherifa was a very intelligent girl. I believed she took after her mother who is an excellent primary school teacher. Unfortunately, Sherifa chose to ignore everything we taught her when she fell in love with Lasten.”