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CAMFED

The Campaign for Female Education is an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting marginalized girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.

www.camfed.org Tax ID 54-2033897

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<p>In sub-Saharan Africa, 28&nbsp;million girls can&#39;t afford to go to school.&nbsp;Poverty is the greatest barrier to accessing an education &ndash; overcoming this barrier by investing in girls and women is the proven way to improve the health and economies of whole nations. When you educate a girl, everything changes. She will:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&bull; Earn up to 25% more for each year of secondary school</p> <p>&bull; Be 3 times less likely to contract HIV</p> <p>&bull; Re-invest 90% of her earnings in her family</p> <p>&bull; Marry later and have a smaller, healthier family</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Since 1993, Camfed has directly supported over 1.4 million children to go to school, and improved learning environments for more than 3 million children through community-led education programs in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.</p>