January: How many lives did you change in 2011?
Plan International USA eNews: January 2012
Plan in the News
Did you know?
Denim, the material used to make blue jeans, was created in Guatemala.
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Letter from the Editor
Thanks to your support over the holidays, not only did we reach our goal of providing 10,000 Gifts of Hope to families in need, we surpassed it - by over 2,000 gifts!
Because of your generosity, we'll be able to deliver 12,023 life-saving gifts to communities in need in 2012, including:
- 3,798 baby chicks and 593 goats, which will provide eggs, milk and income to families in Rwanda;
- Vaccinations to protect 1,023 children from disease in El Salvador;
- 1,187 mango trees, which will bring nutritious fruit to communities in the Philippines; and
- 714 bicycles to help girls in Ghana make the long and sometimes difficult trip to school.
We’d like to thank everyone who helped us reach our goal - whether you gave a Gift of Hope, forwarded our messages on to your friends, or shared our posts on Facebook. Your support will have a tremendous impact in the coming year, helping us to provide a better future for thousands of children and families around the world.
Year in Review
Highlights of Plan's work in 2011
In 2011, your support helped us reach over 56 million children in 58,000 communities across 50 countries around the world! Check out highlights from the past year and look out next month for when we publish our full annual report.
See highlights from 2011>>
Featured blog post
Celebrating the new Day of the Girl
Deepali Sood, Global Director of Plan's Because I am a Girl campaign, reflects on the UN's decision to recognize an "International Day of the Girl Child" - a declaration which came after an extensive campaign by Plan to dedicate a world day to increasing awareness about girls' issues.
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Watch this video
A new life for Kamalari girls
Meet Urmila, an ex-Kamalari girl who was forced to work as a domestic servant for 12 years. Urmila now serves as President of the Kamalari Girls' Forum, a Plan-supported group that helps to raise awareness and rescue girls trapped in Nepal's Kamalari system of bonded labor.
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