The Girl Effect is about girls and boys and moms and dads and villages and towns and countries.
The Girl Effect is the powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate. 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.
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.
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.
What you are about to do is nothing short of revolutionary. - Nike Foundation, Sponsoring Organization
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,345,669
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $154,331
Total Funding Goal: $1,500,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Business Development Manager