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Girls are the poorest of poor. Did you know?
And yet, studies show that investing in girls is key to breaking the cycle of poverty.
When girls are educated, healthy and empowered, they pull themselves, their children and their communities out of poverty. You can provide opportunity and support to the life of one special girl and her community for just $39 a month. That’s only about $1 a day.
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Adequate nutrition, so children get enough to eat
Water and sanitation, a
basic right we take for granted
Healthcare, so children don't die from preventable diseases.
Education, so children learn important lessons for their future
Family income so parents
“I became a sponsored child when I was in grade 2. I was 8 years old. I enjoyed the benefits of textbooks, being sponsored by Plan. That changed my life because I could study hard.”
Plan Canada sponsored child
“I went to visit my sponsored child, Ruby in Ghana, Africa The money from sponsors funds so many amazing projects that benefit both sponsored children and the children in their community. It makes more of a difference than you can even imagine!”
Plan Canada child sponsor
"I have been writing back and forth with my sponsored child for about 5 years now and – still – few things bring me as much joy as coming home to see a letter on my floor with that Plan logo on it, knowing it could be a letter, translated to English, sent all the way from a small village in Africa”
Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world’s oldest and largest charities, working to end global poverty. Inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one purpose: to improve the lives of children.
In the last year, we helped more than 58,000 communities, 56 million children.
Because I am a Girl is Plan’s global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty.
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