-        Anti-colonial activist and key figure in the Mozambican struggle for independence.

-        Traveled thousands of miles and was arrested twice while attempting to join the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO).

-        Joined a women’s branch of FRELIMO and received political and military training so that she could be a part of the liberation struggle in Mozambique.

-        Organized health and child care centers, and schools while serving as an advocate for children orphaned by the war.

-        Married Samora Machel, the future first President of Mozambique, in 1969 and continued the fight for independence until she died from liver cancer a year later.