Girl Effect Fund

 
$1,619,986
$130,014
Raised
Remaining
May 23, 2009

Girl Effect Updates from the Field, May 2009

Dear Girl Effect Supporters,

Thank you for all of your help in making the Girl Effect the huge success that it has become! To date, the viral nature of this incredible topic and supporting video has helped raise more than $87,000 from more than 1,700 donations. Over the course of many months, the Girl Effect Fund has consistently received one of the largest numbers of unique donations of any project on the GlobalGiving site. We are proud to be a part of such an impactful and meaningful campaign, and want to thank you for your continued support.

With ten projects currently being supported by the Girl Effect Fund, there is a lot of great work to report on. The Fund is currently supporting projects run by BRAC USA, Carolina for Kibera, Inc., Equality Now, Fundacion Paraguaya, the Going to School Fund, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, and Technoserve. Here are some of the highlights from these projects’ most recent updates from the field:

• BRAC opened 4 adolescent clubs in Tanzania, where 100 girls can safely gather and discuss issues that are important to them with each other and with their mentors. • One woman near Nairobi was trained by TechnoServe and won a number of their competitions for seed funding. She lost her parents at a young age, and was working in a clothing factory to support her siblings and herself. Thanks to the training that she received, she now runs her own business in one of the local markets and has an employee. She now teaches other community members how to build their own businesses and do their own accounting. • Save the Children’s project staff will be working with a minimum of 5,000 girls and the financial sector in Bangladesh to develop safer savings and investment options for the girls. The project will explore both individual and group savings and investment mechanisms. • At the end of November, Carolina for Kibera, Inc. held its annual “CFK Day” in Kibera, with more than 5,000 youths in attendance. In a day of fun that went from 7am until 9pm, many of the youths participated in a community forum, a talent show, sports contests, and an award ceremony for emerging young leaders within the community. • The Going to School Fund is supporting a multimedia campaign - 13 movies, 50 books & 15 part radio series to inspire young people from underprivileged backgrounds to choose to become entrepreneurs to solve the social, economic and environmental problems they face in their lives. Attached here is one of the animation videos of the campaign.

Thank you for your support of all this wonderful work! We are very proud of the amazing work our partners on the ground are able to accomplish with the help of your continued, generous contributions.

Sincerely, The GlobalGiving Team


Attachments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

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?
  • $50
  • $75
  • $120
  • $200
  • $500
  • $1,800
  • $2,000
  • $4,000
  • $50
    each month
  • $75
    each month
  • $120
    each month
  • $200
    each month
  • $500
    each month
  • $1,800
    each month
  • $2,000
    each month
  • $4,000
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

GlobalGiving

Washington, D.C., United States
http://www.globalgiving.org

Project Leader

Marisa Glassman

Business Development Manager
Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Girl Effect Fund