Empowering Young Girls
In sub-Saharan Africa,
24 million girls can’t afford to go to school.
A girl may marry as young as 13 and has a one in 22 chance of dying in childbirth.
One in six of her children will die before the age of five.
We aim to help young girls get the education they deserve, making a lasting impact in her family and the nation.
Research shows that if you educate a girl she’ll:
Earn up to 25% more and reinvest 90% into her family.
Be three times less likely to become HIV positive.
Have fewer, but healthier children who are 40% more likely to see life past the age of five.
With access to education, women can do amazing things: launch businesses, become health workers, run schools, and lead governments. But education is not freely available to everyone – and in many parts of the world, girls are the first to be excluded from it. Investing in girls and women is a proven way to improve the health and wealth of a whole nation.