Selima was married at the age of 15 and by 21 had two children. During the Covid-19 lockdown, her husband lost his job and in return, had no money to survive. They couldn’t feed her children or even get water to drink or bathe. They became so desperate she even thought of giving her children away. However, in 2021, she started the Adolescent Mother’s Programme and decided to take control of her life. At the time she didn’t have monetary capital to start a business, but she did have social capital. She partnered with a neighbor to help sell clothes which allowed her to save. She now financially provides for her family and even has big dreams to open a salon and boutique. Selima exclaims, “Act4Africa encourages us to believe in ourselves and my husband sees I too can contribute to my family”.