BRAC's ELA project will provide 500 teenage girls in Uganda with 20 safe spaces, informal education and micro loans. This will help them lead confident, self-reliant and dignified lives
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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: Uganda. 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.
How will this project solve this problem?
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.
Potential Long Term Impact
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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $18,864
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $18,864 . The original project funding goal was $90,000.