When a family is focused on water, food and basic needs, money for school is just not available. Often, girls stay home and help with childcare and domestic chores.
In some countries, there are still strong expectations for girls to marry and bear children at a young age. The low value attached to girls’ education means few options are available.
For many women who are in unsafe marriages, leaving is not an option. With limited formal skills and training, finding dignified work to provide an income for themselves is near impossible.
We build classrooms and provide opportunities for girls to continue their education with scholarships and supplies. A girl who completes school will have increased employment opportunities.
$750 = one year of school fees
Our WASH program provides access to safe water, better sanitation and improved hygiene. This benefits the health, safety, and livelihoods of girls and their communities, particularly in areas with limited rainfall.
$750 = one latrine built
We facilitate sexual health education and distribute reusable menstruation kits. With a washable, healthy option, a girl can go to school every day of the month and not be limited by costly disposable products.
$750 = menstrual kits for 50 girls
We provide bicycles to girls. Having a bicycle is a safe form of transport and leads to less intimidation and harassment. School absenteeism and dropout rates also decrease substantially.
$750 = two bicycles
Many DWC projects focus on improving the status and safety of women & girls. We install fuel-efficient eco stoves, build latrines and homes for single mothers, & support skills development education.
$750 = three eco stoves
Make your 2023 gift go even further.
Donate before December 31, 2023 and your gift will be matched by DWC’s corporate sponsor, Vanguard Development.
For further information, to give a gift by phone, or make a gift of stock, contact us toll free: 1-866-458-8209 (ext 220)
Corporate matching up to $25,000. Your gift is tax deductible. * Philanthropic support for women and girls remains less than 2% of overall charitable giving. Global studies have shown a median return of eight dollars in social impact for every dollar spent in programming for women and girls.