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Because I am a Girl story

On a cold day in a small village of rural Nepal, Marianne Raven from Plan International Germany was sitting under a tree discussing the community challenges She noticed a small child ambling past, a small distance away.

Noticing the girl had barely enough clothes to keep her warm, she decided to see if she could lean more about the child. She met the girl's mother who was doing the laundry; another small child - a boy - sat playing in his school uniform.

The mother was asked, "Why doesn't this girl have adequate clothing against the cold?". She replied, "Because she is a girl."

This campaign is dedicated to Sharmila, the young girl from Nepal whose story inspired Plan and to the millions of girls around the world just like her, who have the power and potential to change the world.

If you want to change the world, invest in girls


We know that when you educate and empower girls, the whole world benefits. When girls are healthy, educated and earning they lift themselves, their children and their communities out of poverty. Yet every day girls are denied their rights. They often can't go to school, earn a living and are at greater risk of violence in their communities.

With your help, Plan International's Because I am a Girl campaign empowers girls to change the world in 52 countries around the world. Because I am a Girl is about creating a global movement for positive and sustainable change in the lives of girls.

Funds raised provide girls with an education, job skills, food security, improved sanitation and nutrition.

 

Because I am a Girl
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  • $60,198.69
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Top Individuals

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Top Teams

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