RAPAPORT… The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) provided a $10,000 grant to the Flaviana Matata Foundation (FMF), which empowers orphaned girls through education, skills training and micro-finance projects in Tanzania.
Founded by international fashion model and former Miss Universe Tanzania, Flaviana Matata, the FMF (flavianamatatafoundation.org) seeks to create a positive future for girls through education and to improve their livelihood in Tanzania.
“When you empower a girl, you empower an entire community,” said Matata. “Providing opportunity for these young girls will encourage others to stay in school and vastly improve their chances for employment and productive livelihood.”
Matata recently received the Face of Africa award in recognition for her outstanding leadership and dedicated service to the African community at the African Diaspora Awards on December 8 in New York.