Heifer highlights importance of literacy in combating poverty
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 8, 2011) – Around the world, about 776 million adults are functionally illiterate and almost two-thirds of them are women. This hardship can mire entire families in poverty and hunger; it deprives individuals of the ability to achieve the lives they desire.
For that reason, Heifer International joins with organizations around the world in marking today as International Literacy Day, seizing an opportunity to emphasize the importance of literacy in empowering individuals.