Rescue Girls From Teenage
Marriages And A Life Of Poverty

Breaking the Poverty Cycle
1 Girl, 1 Family, 1 Village at a time!

Rebeccca Nandutu

The Problem

In developing countries, education comes at a cost. Families are caught in a quandary, torn between investing in schooling and affording essential needs. When affording necessities becomes a challenge, daughters are often married off, passing the responsibility of feeding them to a man they don’t know or love.

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In a single year, an estimated 150 million girls are victims of sexual violence.

14 million girls under 18 will be married this year; 38 thousand today; 13 girls in the last 30 seconds.

The #1 cause of death for girls 15-19 is childbirth.

Our Strategy

3 Key Program Areas

Empower girls to successfully complete high school and pursue higher education.

Ensure year-round attendance by supplying menstrual pads, preventing the one-week monthly class absence.

Use education as a tool to diminish teenage marriages and pregnancies.

How We Distinguish Ourselves

While many organizations follow a standard agenda dictated by corporate guidelines, Girls Matter prioritizes the unique needs of the communities we serve.

Our on-the-ground team communicates specific requirements, ensuring a tailored approach.

Every penny of your donation directly supports the girls; our teams consist entirely of volunteers. In appreciation of your contribution, we refrain from sending address labels or cards, ensuring maximum impact for the girls we aim to help.

Over 100 Million Young Women in Low and Lower Middle Income Countries are Unable to Read a Single Sentence.

 

The Ripple Effect of Educating Girls

A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.

Educating just 1% more girls can grow the GDP of a country by $55 billion dollars

Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school.

A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult.

Here are videos from some of our girls in Uganda, they are recorded by our team when the girls come back to the village for school holidays.  They are very authentic, you may get a chuckle from the background noises.

The solution is simple. Educate the girls.
However, it's not easy. It takes a lot of money.
Please help us. Click to donate.

 

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