Girl Effect Fund

by GlobalGiving
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Summary

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.
$2,126,970.50
total raised
10,586
donors
1
monthly donor
8
years

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?"

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

The Girl Effect Home Page
Learn More About the Girl Effect

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Organization Information

GlobalGiving

Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.globalgiving.org
Project Leader:
Britt Lake
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 10,586 donors like you, a total of $2,126,970 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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