My name is Jane Chepchumba Tepaluk. I am a beneficiary of the Global Give Back Circle and Microsoft.
I was 12 years old when I was forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation as my family prepared to marry me to an old polygamist man from my town. I escaped, gained an education and now work to transform my Pokot community so other girls have a different path to the one I had to take.
We have identified a local partner in East Pokot: Hifadhi Africa, to work with us on Water, Health and Education, while we focus on our goal of eradicating FGM and forced early marriage.
Throughout, we strongly encourage mentoring and sponsorship through Global Give Back Circle.