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A Young Haitian Student

Give an Education

Haiti has the lowest rate of school enrollment in the Western Hemisphere. Without a secondary education, a young Haitian is unable to find a good job or attend college.

In response to the educational crisis in Haiti, GreaterGood is launching The Other Side Campaign to build a quality high school in Haiti.

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Girls excited to have new books to read

Books Are Vital

In low-income neighborhoods, there is ONE age-appropriate book for every 300 children. Compare that with middle-income neighborhoods, where the ratio of books to children is 13:1.

This is completely unacceptable - kids cannot learn to read, much less learn to love reading - without books to read!

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OUR FAVORITE PROJECTS

Help liberate girls from indentured servitude.

In the Dang District in western Nepal, indigenous families subsisting as farm laborers were forced into a desperate trade -- selling their daughters to work far from home as bonded servants in private homes or as dishwashers in tea houses. Some of these children are as young as six. Alone and far from home, these indentured daughters' living conditions are entirely at the discretion of their employers. The bonded girls seldom attended school and had no prospects for a decent future. Some were ultimately forced into prostitution.

Working closely with local communities, Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) provided an alternative for these families, compensating the families for their daughters' lost wages and supporting the girls as they attend school. By 2012, due to this program, not a single girl from Deukhuri Valley of the Dang District was indentured.

There are thousands more daughters to be saved. NYF estimates that 20,000 to 25,000 young girls are victims of this terrible practice in five western districts. By following the model that succeeded so well in the Dang District, NYF hopes to achieve its ambitious goal, which is nothing less than the complete eradication of the custom of bonding children in Nepal.

You can help.

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