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Phenny Goes Far

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Posted on 8/31/2016

Former sponsored child Phenny Kosamu, 30, is a young woman from Zambia who grew up to be an auto mechanic and now supervises a branch of one of the biggest automotive repair businesses in Zambia. It was an unusual life path within a culture that defines women’s roles in traditional ways.

But Phenny faced even bigger obstacles in her life: She lost both her parents when she was a little girl, and her teen-aged older sister raised her after no one else in their family would take them in.

Help found Phenny when she needed it, and it sustained her throughout her journey. Hear her story in her own words.

 

Video by Jake Lyell