Street Porter

Camfed, part of their 2010 Christmas Appeal



At 13, Katumi worked for six months as a street porter, unable to afford to go to school. Now - back in education - she hopes that one day she will be able to return to the city where she worked so she can help others return to school. 

“I think the series of films in 'Every Child Belongs in School' are absolutely stunning and an incredible resource to have available to us, both for the seasonal appeal and beyond.”

Lucy Lake, CEO, Camfed


The film was released as part of 'Every Child Belongs in School' film series for Camfed's 2010 Christmas appeal. The series aimed to raise awareness of the fact that millions of children are deprived of an education and raise money to support children to go to school. 

Street Porter was directed by the Academy Award-winning director of ‘Born into Brothels’, Ross Kauffman and edited by Emmy nominated director, Jeremiah Zagar.


  • The campaign raised over £250,000 for the Camfed Christmas Appeal 
  • Katumi's story was seen internationally and featured on the YouTube homepage, in Marie Claire and on The Guardian website. 
  • The film was viewed over 120,000 times in 24 hours
  • The film was sent to 750,000 supporters
  • It helped to support over 3,000 children to go to school.