Elida travelled on to Lusaka, the capital, where she continued to live on the streets until she was discovered by Egmont’s partner, Vision of Hope, in November 2012.
Vision of Hope is the only organisation working exclusively with girls living on the streets of Lusaka. Its mission is to combat violence against street girls and provide them with a place of refuge and rehabilitation. Where possible, it seeks to reunite the girls it supports with their families. A critical feature of Vision of Hope’s intervention is ensuring the girls are able to receive a full education.