Since we began facilitating the Girl Effect’s online fundraising, more than 8,500 donors like you have directed nearly $500,000 of much-needed funding to girls around the world.
We’d like to take this opportunity to share one girl’s story with you.
Meet Linet Nyanchama. At the age of 14, she began visiting a safe space in Nairobi, Kenya, thanks to the vital support of Carolina for Kibera. While many of her peers were at risk of being married at a young age, suffering early pregnancy complications, or contracting HIV/AIDS, Linet stayed in school and continued her education. Now 21, she works as a peer educator who facilitates girl-led discussion groups about reproductive health in her community.
According to Linet, “This project has seen me through school and is paying for my college education. And they have offered me a job.” She proudly earns a salary of 9,000 Kenya shillings – a dream to most Kibera residents. “I wish that the world could encourage more girls to realize their dreams.”
On behalf of girls like Linet, we’d like to thank you for your donation and support. The clock is ticking for 600 million girls in the developing world, and thanks to girl champions like you more girls are breaking the cycle of poverty and reaching their full potential.
If you’ve got any last-minute holiday gifts to purchase, there’s still time to make a donation to the Girl Effect in honor of your friends and loved ones using our print-at-home and email tribute cards.
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