BRAC's project will provide 500 girls in Tanzania with 20 safe spaces, education and micro loans to help them lead confident, self-reliant, dignified lives. BRAC manages a similar program in Uganda.
There are 600 million teenage girls living in poverty in the developing world. This project benefits girls in one of the world’s poorest countries: Tanzania. The project addresses the prevalent inequalities created by subordination, early marriage, frequent pregnancy, abandonment, divorce, domestic violence, marginalization and exclusion through financial and social interventions. The effect is a higher standard of living for families, villages, and the entire country.
Life skill training, reading, socializing at the center, playing indoor games, income generation training courses, extra-curricular activities, livelihood training, micro finance group formation, micro lending, impact research.
An educated girl marries 4 years later, has 2.2 fewer children and reinvests 90% of her income in her family as opposed to a man’s 35%. Educating girls reduces overall HIV and malnutrition and also leads to higher high school attendance.
“We can dramatically improve the lives of adolescent girls and the communities they live in by giving the girls a basic education and a means to earn a livelihood.” - Susan Davis, President & CEO, BRAC USA
Total Funding Received to Date: $44,415
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $45,584
Total Funding Goal: $90,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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