Donation Options

Empower girls & their communities in rural Nepal



Edge of Seven's Community Development Program brings education and economic opportunity to girls in rural Nepal. With a focus on improving infrastructure (like schools, dorms, and water supplies), the program utilizes a community centric-approach to fight poverty alongside local families (most of whom live on less than $1 a day). Projects this year will support 2 villages in rural Nepal, improve educational outcomes for 150 women and girls and have a ripple effect on the 5,000 village residents.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

While poverty levels have dropped in recent years, 24.8% of people in Nepal still live on less than $1.25 per day. Poverty levels are negatively impacted by both low secondary school enrollment rates and the lack of appropriate infrastructure in a country with difficult terrain. Just 32% of young women (between the ages of 20 and 24) have received at least a secondary education. Edge of Seven's Community Development Program was founded to specifically address these issues.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Community Development Program offers girls, their families and their villages increased access to educational opportunities with a goal of reducing poverty in rural Nepal. Program components include improving schools, building additional schools, creating access to clean water sources, and educating girls and families through workshops. This year, Edge of Seven plans to build both a women's community center and a higher secondary school extension with curriculum in community development.

Potential Long Term Impact

When women and girls are educated, they tend to marry later, suffer less abuse, live healthier lives, and reinvest 90% of what they earn back into their communities. This year Edge of Seven's Community Development Program will offer educational opportunities to hundreds of individuals, creating a ripple effect in the entire region of rural Nepal. While this particular program will be driven from a local level, it will have a global impact, helping Nepal to reach the Millennium Development Goals.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,631
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,369
Total Funding Goal: $10,000


Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 10765 to 80088 to donate $10 to Empower girls & their communities in rural Nepal. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Empower girls & their communities in rural Nepal project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?


Project Leader

Sarah Andrews

Denver, COLORADO United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower girls & their communities in rural Nepal
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.