In the developing world, millions of girls are denied their basic human rights, simply because they are girls.
And yet, studies show that if you give a girl enough to eat, an education and a safe environment, she'll work to raise the standard of living for herself, her family and her community. Provide hope, 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 went to visit my sponsored child, Ruby in Ghana, Africa. It was by far the most amazing experience I have ever had. 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!
My husband and I share the letters from our sponsored children with our kids. When I had the opportunity to see how donor funds were being put to work, I jumped at it. Seeing Plan’s empowering approach to community development inspired my daughter and myself to get more involved. She helped bring Because I am a Girl to her school, and they raised $10,000 to build a school in Ghana!
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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