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.
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.
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.
Project Leader: Asha Samtani Finance Manager New York,
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