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CHILD MARRIAGE IS Unthinkable for most of us.

Let’s make it that way for all of us.

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Why millions of girls need you:

An estimated 12 million girls under 18 are married each year. That’s nearly one every two seconds.

Marrying before 18 can increase the risk of HIV infection in girls.

At current rates, more than 150 million additional girls will marry before their 18th birthday by 2030.

Child marriage often means an end to a girl’s education.

Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for girls between 15 –19.

Globally, girls who marry before 15 are 50% more likely to face physical or sexual violence from a partner.

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When you sponsor a girl, you help her stay in school and decide her own future.

 

How sponsorship can help

When you sponsor a girl, you’re helping help her access education and life-changing services that will help her reach her full potential.

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Impact of your child sponsorship

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  • It benefits the sponsored child
    My mother did not go to school, neither did generations before her. I was the first girl in the family who could continue to learn. My daughter has just finished her Master’s. I am so proud of her.
    Fatu, former sponsored child, Sierra Leone.
  • It benefits the whole community
    Plan International’s projects provide fundamental building blocks that are necessary for people to break through the limitations of poverty. Basic education, health, and infrastructure allow people to pursue opportunities otherwise unavailable.
    Harley and Christie, Canadian Sponsors
  • It benefits YOU
    This visit was rewarding and life-changing for all of us. We were so fortunate to meet our sponsored child. It has given us the most amazing start to a relationship that we hope will last for many years.
    Greig Johnson, Canadian Sponsor

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Together, we can #EndChildMarriage and help girls reach their full potential!

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About Plan International

Founded in 1937, we are one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, we have only one agenda: to improve the lives of children.

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Where your money goes

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82%
Support programs benefiting children and families.
18%
Administration, operating and fundraising costs.