In sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million girls can’t afford to go to school. A girl may marry as young as 13 and has a one in 22 chance of dying in childbirth.
One in six of her children will die before the age of five. Research shows if you educate a girl she’ll:
Earn up to 25 percent more and reinvest 90 percent in her family.
Be three times less likely to become HIV-positive.
Have fewer, healthier children who are 40 percent more likely to live past the age of five.
Camfed uses a community-based, holistic approach to bring about change in Africa. The girls we support are selected by the community as being the most in need. We don’t just provide her with books or school fees. We help her throughout her development, from her primary school years until adulthood.
Our package allows her to get into school, do well academically, and maximize the value of her education after graduation.