Little Sisters Fund
Gender disparity, especially in education, is a critical issue in Nepal. 66% of men can read and write, while only 43% of females can. In rural areas, 7 out of 10 girls drop out of school by age 16. Young girls who are not in school are particularly susceptible to trafficking for the sex trade, child labor, and child marriage. At 51%, Nepal’s rate of early marriage is one of the highest in the world, with girls married four times as often as boys. As many as 10,000-20,000 girls are trafficked into the sex industry annually.
The Little Sisters Fund provides long-term scholarships to economically disadvantaged and at-risk girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend or continue school. Through our supplemental program – mentoring, awareness raising, preventative health care, and teacher training – we deliver comprehensive support that ensures girls thrive through the end of school and beyond.
You can learn more about Little Sisters Fund by visiting their website: http://www.littlesistersfund.org/
Donation Amount: $11,972.00