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World Malaria day 2017

World Malaria day 2017

At our Fatmata Maternity Center in Sierra Leone, malaria accounts for more than a third of all cases for visits among the child and adult population, that's more than 2,500 cases in the last few years. In our attempt to fight this wide spread disease, we've been able...

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International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day is a testament to all that women achieve and contribute, as well as a reminder of the progress in gender equality yet to be made. This triumph to women has been celebrated since the early 1900s, when 15,000 women marched in New York demanding...

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This Valentine’s Day, empower girls around the world!

This Valentine’s Day, empower girls around the world!

At each of our global projects, we are dedicated to investing in women and girls. They have the power to move their communities forward and change their nations. With the support of our donors and partners, here is how we are working to empower women and girls at our...

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Meet the Students You Support

Meet the Students You Support

Meet Gull Bano. Gull Bano is a fifth grader attending school at our DREAMS campus. She lives with her family of twelve in the slums of Kachra Kundi outside of Karachi, Pakistan. Her father passed away two years ago and only one brother is able to earn any income at...

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Celebrating Two Hundred Births

Celebrating Two Hundred Births

Sierra Leone faces one of the highest death rates in the world for both newborns and pregnant women. The district of Pujehun is one of Sierra Leone's poorest and least developed. In this district women historically gave birth at home with the help of a traditional...

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Meet the Students You Support

Meet the Students You Support

Meet Yousuf. Yousuf is a 15 year old from a family of ten living in the slums outside of Karachi, Pakistan. He is highly motivated and recognizes education as his only means to a brighter future. Even when his family is hit with setbacks he remains steadfast and...

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Thaakat’s commitment to ending Malaria

Thaakat’s commitment to ending Malaria

Today, World Malaria Day, is a day meant to highlight the progress that’s been made in malaria prevention and treatment. It is also a day to commit to continued action in fighting the dangerous disease. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that...

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Educate a girl and you’ll educate a nation.

Educate a girl and you’ll educate a nation.

Three years ago we received a letter from Shaheen. She was a young and determined student who fought for her right to an education. In her letter she said: “Everyone has dreams. I too want to have a dream. These dreams are only possible through an education. When I...

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Why women’s empowerment is so important.

Why women’s empowerment is so important.

Today we’re celebrating International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the progress that’s been made towards gender equality and women empowerment. Although much has been accomplished, we are also looking ahead and recognizing there is much more still to be...

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A day at ‘Dreams for Kachra Kundi’

A day at ‘Dreams for Kachra Kundi’

The day started with a visit to our partner school, Campus 2. This campus is another half mile into the landfill and exists primarily so that nursery age children don’t need to walk so far. It is also easier to convince them to attend nearby. All students older than...

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