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Published By Katherine Rodota on October 25, 2012
Opportunity International has given us a quick and easy way to send young girls to school in the developing world! One hundred and thirty million young people around the world are not in school, and seventy percent of those children are girls. Additionally, when money gets tight in these regions, it’s usually girls who have to drop out of school first. When girls attend school, they have a better chance for a healthier, happier future. With more education, girls marry later and have fewer children, which in turn improves the country’s economy and government corruption declines.
Right now, if you donate money to this cause, your gift will be matched dollar to dollar up to 75,000 dollars! Twenty dollars (matched to make forty dollars) funds one month of school. Click here for more information on this awesome program!
Check out this video of Rosemary in Uganda who has used Opportunity’s loans to build a great school!