The Abundance Fund is a unique grant-making organization that supports innovative, creative, and forward-looking grassroots economic growth projects in the developing world.
This year, we're focusing on improving girls' education in the Gambia. Bolstering girls' health, education and prosperity will build prospects for her family and her country's economic prosperity:
* When a girl has seven or more years of education, she will marry four years later and have 2.2 fewer children
* When 10 percent more girls go to secondary school, the country's economy grows by 3 percent
* When an educated girl earns income, she reinvests 90 percent in her family, compared to 35 percent for a boy