12 million adolescent girls in India do not go to school because their parents can’t afford it, or they are needed to help with household work.
We want to give these girls every opportunity to stay in school and become financially independent. We began our mission in 2019 to develop and fund education and financial literacy programs that empower women & girls in developing countries, to lift them out of poverty
We support girls in rural India in two ways
We provide scholarships for girls between the ages of 12 to 18 when the dropout risk is highest.
Paying for fees, uniforms, books, and travel costs makes it easy for parents to keep their girls in school.
Join The Spark, our community of monthly givers. For less than a dollar a day, you can fund the scholarship of a girl.
We run workshops so she is equipped to effectively manage her financial development, significant in sustainable poverty alleviation, while also starting to see herself as a citizen of a much broader world filled with opportunities.
Through monthly giving, you can help us continue to develop and run these game-changing workshops.
Our impact since 2019
EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED
our scholarships pay for fees, books, uniforms, and transportation to school.
STAYED IN SCHOOL
all of our sponsored girls continued their education through the COVID-19 global pandemic, defying trends indicating the education of girls is most vulnerable during disasters.
COMMUNITIES IN INDIA HAVE STARTED TO TRANSFORM
we started our work in a small rural community in Maharashtra, and have now expanded to two more where the need for investment in the education of girls is greatest.
Stories from graduates
Arya lives in Nagpur with only one of her parents. Despite countless odds, she graduated this year, and will be pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher and helping girls like her from underprivileged communities.
Post-Secondary Studies: Teaching
"My family would not have been able to keep me in school if we didn't receive the scholarship, especially during the pandemic when times were tough. I was able to purchase a smartphone on an installment plan which allowed me to continue with virtual classes. If it wasn't for that phone I would have had to drop out. People treat girls differently, and that hurts. My dream is to start a school for girls like me so they can learn without any biases."