Educating a girl is the key to breaking the chain of poverty.
Did you know that when girls and women earn income they typically invest 90% of it into their families? And when 10% more of a developing country's girls go to school, the country's standard of living grows by 3%? Educating girls is the key to breaking the chain of poverty in the developing world. It's not just as simple as building a school. Free The Children puts the infrastructure in place to allow girls in the community to go to the school, including water projects that enable girls to collect water on their way home from class, rather than spending six hours a day walking to collect water. Find out more about what Free The Children's Power of a Girl Initiative is doing to educate girls and change the world.
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Did you know that when girls and women earn income they typically invest 90% of it into their families?... READ MORE >
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