GirlsCan Change the World
Empower Children to Reach Their Full Potential
Ruwaida's family farm in Tanzania earned them next to nothing. The land was simply not productive enough to meet basic needs, let alone pay for Ruwaida's school fees and supplies.
After receiving goats and training from Heifer however, things began to change for the better. Her mother says paying for school has not been a problem since the goats arrived. Ruwaida was no longer hungry, which meant she could better concentrate on her studies. Her health and nutrition improved. Now she is happy, healthy and ready to follow her dreams.
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Too often, we see children who are too hungry to participate in class. Some parents can't even afford the tuition, uniforms and supplies needed to send their girls to school. Many of these girls fall victim to discrimination when they are kept at home to haul water and do household chores while their brothers are sent to school. But we know we cannot end extreme hunger and poverty without unleashing the potential of the world's women. Educating women provides them with the opportunity to become self-reliant so they can send their daughters to school and help their families break free from the seemingly endless cycle of hunger and poverty.
Right now, 28 million girls just like Ruwaida are raising their hands. They are saying, "I want to go to school. I want to learn to read and write. I want to have the same opportunities my brothers have." But no one is calling on them. No one is giving them a chance to succeed — except you and donors like you.
Imagine how far your next gift will go when it benefits a family like Ruwaida's. Imagine if underpriveleged girls around the world were finally given the chance to reach their full potential. Please donate now, so that these children can learn, grow and impact their communities in a meaningful way.