Hey family and friends, next week I turn 32. Instead of posting messages to my Facebook wall or sending me a text, I'd really appreciate it if you could donate to my Camfed fundraiser. $10, $15, whatever you can spare would be greatly appreciated. My goal is to raise $300 to cover a full year of support for one girl. This amount includes school supplies, shoes, and a school uniform, as well as school and exam fees, books, and the cost of boarding if the nearest school is too far to walk daily. Donations are 100% tax-deductible. Think of it as an opportunity to help me, help a girl in need, and to help yourself. Thank you in advance for your generosity. <3 Dani
Since 1993, Camfed has educated girls and supported young women to help tackle poverty in rural communities.
More than 2.4 million children in the poorest areas of Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe have benefited from our innovative education programs. Investing in girls and women is a proven way to improve the health and wealth of a whole nation.
In sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million girls can't afford to go to school. A girl may marry as young as 13 and has a one in 22 chance of dying in childbirth. One in six of her children will die before the age of five. Research shows if you educate a girl she’ll:
- Earn up to 25% more and reinvest 90% in her family.
- Be three times less likely to become HIV-positive.
- Have fewer, healthier children who are 40% more likely to live past the age of five.
Every dollar counts, and your contributions will help provide a girl in rural Africa with everything she needs to go to school. Give the gift of education, and help a girl join the next generation of young leaders.