CAMA emerged in 1998 thanks to a group of 400 former Camfed bursary students who - along with Camfed - asked themselves 'What next?' after they graduated from school. They looked at international examples of institutions that establish powerful alumni networks and decided they could do the same.
This association of educated young women, brought together by a common background of acute poverty and a belief in the power of education, is now making enormous strides in local communities - and on the international stage.
Among them are rural teachers, nurses, doctors and entrepreneurs, as well as lawyers and advocates working with global leaders to bring about lasting change in their countries.