Good Morning Bloggers!
Most Indians live in crushing poverty. 86% of them live on less than $2.50 a day. 740 million Indians live in impoverished, rural villages.
Each day, an estimated 17 women are victims of “bride burning.” When her family fails to pay her in-laws enough money to “take her off their hands,” she may be set on fire.
Every 20 minutes a woman in India is raped. Though rape is illegal, most cases are never tried.
47% of girls in India are married before 18.i Some are married as young as 4 or 5 years old, forbidden from going to school and impregnated at a dangerously young age.
Every 12 seconds a baby girl is aborted. 50 million girls are missing in India— that’s as if every girl in America were to disappear. They’re drowned, choked, buried alive or abandoned in garbage. Girls are 75% more likely to die in their first 5 years than boys.
The Solution: With a one-time gift of $30, you can give one year of education.
$30 sponsors 1 student to go through a Literacy Class for 1 year.
Students meet 10 hours a week to learn:
Reading & Writing
Math & Business Skills
Health & the Value of the Girl Child
They get results: 30 years of experience, over 500,000 students helped & 80% of students graduate at a fifth-grade level of reading, writing and math after 1 year.
Reading and writing give her a new chance at life. Daily wage doubles. Simple math skills protect her at the market.
She learns how to safeguard her family from disease. She’s more likely to send her children to school, no longer depending on her child’s income.
The pressure of poverty used to lead her family to make dangerous decisions. Her new entrepreneurial skills free her from that pressure and allow her to invest in her family.
Will you help her? Thank you Sister India for the information above, for more information you can visit their website.
Even if you donated one dollar it would make a huge difference. Your donation will and has the power to change someone’s life. Are you going to help me help change their lives?
Sending a lot of positive vibes your way,