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Change hatched from chickens


Tanzanian Elizabeth Swai is one of the finalists in the Individual Award for Drivers of Change. Her business, AKM Glitter Company, specialises in poultry farming and has a number of hatcheries that provide day-old chicks and fresh eggs to market. Her work has played a pivotal role in creating a network of more than 100 farmer groups and she is an inspiration to others, having overcome great odds to get to where she is today.


Employment: Media Network Coordinator


The Graça Machel Trust works across the continent on three issues: women’s rights, children’s rights, and governance and leadership. Our mission is to amplify women’s movements, influence governance, and promote women’s contributions and leadership in the economic, social, and political development of Africa; and advocate for the protection of children’s rights and dignity.


Zambia’s maternal health progress impresses Graca Machel

DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka FORMER South African First Lady Graca Machel is impressed with Zambia’s progress in addressing issues relating to maternal mortality.