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Girl Effect Fund



There are 600 million adolescent girls living in poverty in the developing world. By giving one of these girls a chance, you start the girl effect. When girls have safe places to meet, education, legal protection, health care, and access to training and job skills, they can thrive. And if they thrive, everyone around them thrives, too.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Here are three solid reasons why we want you to invest your time, energy, and capital in an adolsecent girl: 1) Girls are agents of change. They play a crucial role in solving the most persistent development problems facing the world today. 2) People assume girls are being reached, but they aren't. 3) The cost of excluding girls is high. In India, adolescent pregnancy results in nearly $10billion in lost potential income. The question isn't "why girls?" It's "why wait?"

How will this project solve this problem?

There are many ways to help. Send a girl to school. Help fight her legal case. Give her a microloan and help her solve the social, economic & environmental problems she faces through entrepreneurship.

Potential Long Term Impact

When a girl gets a chance, gets educated, stays healthy and HIV-negative, marries when she chooses, and raises a healthy family, she can raise the standard of living for herself, her brothers, her family, her community, and her country. To break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, programmes must be designed for, and measure the impact on, girls.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,612,940
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $137,060
Total Funding Goal: $1,750,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Text GIVE GIRL to 80088 to donate $10 to Girl Effect Fund. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
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Washington, D.C., United States

Project Leader

Marisa Glassman

Business Development Manager
Washington, DC United States

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Map of Girl Effect Fund
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