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Because I am a Girl!

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THE STORY:

Plan International USA, Inc. wrote -

Summary

A global initiative for Plan International, Because I am a Girl is a multi-faceted program that will directly improve the lives of 4 million girls in the developing world by 2015. Based on decades of experience and in-depth research, we know that changing the lives of girls changes the world. Community driven projects will address the areas most critical to women and girls: clean water, food security, healthcare, education, microfinance, and protection from violence and exploitation.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Girls in developing countries face overwhelming odds from the moment they are born. They are more likely than boys to suffer from malnutrition; be forced into an early marriage; be subject to violence; be trafficked, sold, or coerced into the sex trade; or become infected with HIV. Often denied access to education and health care, girls languish behind their male counterparts.

How will this project solve this problem?

Three components will work together to create significant and sustainable change. Community driven projects will address the areas most critical to women and girls. Working with service providers and governments we will promote gender equality and girls' rights. Finally, a rigorous measurement and evaluation process will demonstrate that these projects are truly making a difference by tracking the level of change in the lives of girls.

Potential Long Term Impact

Experience and research consistently show that improving the lives of girls also lifts the condition of their families and their communities. Quite simply, investing in girls is the key to breaking the cycle of global poverty. Girls can change the world. But they can't do it without support.

Project Message

"In my village, all the young girls of my generation have not had the chance to go to school and to go to university like me...My wish is that all the girls in my village are kept in school."
- Malado B., A 20 year-old girl attending University of Bamako

Our Projects
Education

Microfinance

Protection

Health

Leadership Skills

The Team: $23,004 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Syreeta Jutla

Amount Raised

$5,990

Fundraiser Title

Miryam Ginsparg

Amount Raised

$1,545

 

103% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tri Team Plan

Amount Raised

$905

 

36% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Hawthorne

Amount Raised

$835

 

167% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jillian Getter

Amount Raised

$721

 

40% Raised of $1,800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

CBRE Research Women's Network

Amount Raised

$354

 

71% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Keeley Higgins

Amount Raised

$250

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Kristin Wolford

Amount Raised

$160

 

8% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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