Alile is a typical 16 year old girl. She enjoys dancing, hiking and plays in her school’s football team. She is a model student, works hard and dreams of one day becoming a neuro-surgeon.
But Alile’s future hasn’t always been bright. More than ten years ago, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in Malawi, both her parents died of AIDS. Her grandmother took over the care of Alile and her sister, but struggled to find the funds to send the girls to school.