Your gifts to Because I am a Girl directly support projects that create better lives for girls, young women, and their communities around the world. Girls in different environments have different needs, so these projects cover everything from clean water and nutrition to education and microfinance. Check out our current projects and then see how you can get involved.
A girl in Burkina Faso may have to walk up to 10 miles to attend school in a building with no water or toilets. See how your gift can make secondary school possible for girls. Learn more
With the increasing instability in Egypt, girls are suffering the most from abuse and discrimination. But see how your support can help a girl become a leader to secure her own future free from violence. Read more
El Salvador may not be at war, but it still one of the deadliest regions in the world, with more people killed per capita each year than in Iraq. Learn more about how girls are fighting violence in their communities.
Ethiopia has over 1 million young girls out of school. See how your support can give a girl the chance to go to school – and lift her entire family out of poverty. Read more
As many as 60 million children are engaged in labor in India – that’s more child laborers than in any other country in the world. Learn how your support will free a girl from a life of hard labor and give her a chance at a new life.
A young mother in rural Indonesia doesn’t have the luxury of prenatal healthcare – and as a result, over 7 million babies suffer from malnutrition in this country. Learn how your gifts can fight malnutrition in Indonesia and save lives.
The trafficking of girls is perhaps the most horrific and ruinous violation of human rights, and over 11,000 girls are trafficked every year from Nepal. You can protect a girl from a life of slavery or forced prostitution. Read more
The civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone in the 1990s left girls without a voice to protect themselves from abuse and exploitation. Learn more about how savings groups are helping girls become leaders in their communities.
Without basic knowledge of finance, a young woman in Vietnam is trapped – stuck in the day-to-day struggle to simply make ends meet. Learn how your support can help a young woman in Vietnam to stand on her own feet and secure a bright future for herself and her family.