Give a goat, and transform a girl’s life!
Girls who manage to go to school also face numerous challenges. Long daily commutes leave girls vulnerable to abduction and rape. Others drop out due to lack of financial support. With few life skills and little confidence, many young girls marry early and become mothers. They own nothing and are entirely dependent. In some cultural contexts, married women are inherited like property when their husbands die. Thus, thousands of girls are denied education, equality, dignity, and self-determination.
For too many families, education for girls is not considered a priority. Instead, most parents invest in boys, leaving a huge educational gender disparity. The Goats4Girls initiative addresses these inequalities in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. The program aims to economically empower girls by increasing enrollment, retention, and progression in school.Read more
Goats improve girls education in Ethiopia
“I will from time to time sell some of my goats to meet all of these needs, and my goats will keep on multiplying. Now I will no longer burden my poor parents, especially my mother who bore most of my burden” Damo Sako, 16 years a beneficiary of the Goats for Girls Project. Read more