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In the poorest regions of the world, girls face unique barriers to survival and development, simply because they are girls. Yet they have the ability to transform their lives – and the lives of everyone around them. For only $25 a month, less than a $1 a day, you can empower girls to lift themselves and everyone around them out of poverty. Your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable gift.

Matched gifts icon Your donation will be matched 4x by our funding partner to make an even bigger difference*

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Today, your contribution is urgently needed to:

  • Register girls at birth so that their legal rights to an education, health care and a better life are officially recognized
  • Improve the quality of maternal health care to help manage childhood illnesses, encourage safe deliveries of babies and provide emergency obstetric care
  • Provide girls with access to clean water, adequate sanitation and food to keep them healthy
  • Help exploited girls and keep vulnerable girls safe from abuse with prevention programs.
  • Change attitudes and laws around child marriage

Change the world for girls and their communities.
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Because I am a girl welcome update

As a project sponsor, you will receive

  • A welcome package in the mail in about a month
  • Quarterly updates where you can read stories of hope and change, and see how your contributions are making an impact over time

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Did you know?

  • Girls are 2x more likely to be malnourished than boys.
  • Globally, 63 million girls do not attend primary or secondary school.
  • In the developing world, 1 in 3 girls is married before the age of 18.
  • Every 2 seconds a child is forced into marriage

It's proven that when we invest in girls, they will give back in countless ways to improve the lives of their families, communities and nations.

Invest in girls. Change the world.

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Three girls in Uganda participating in a girl club

With the generous support of our sponsors we have:

  • Trained over 2,000 teachers to help identify and address gender discrimination in their classrooms, schools and communities
  • Benefitted more than 49,000 girls by engaging them in school activities
  • Reached more than 410,000 people with gender equality training and messaging on gender-based violence and child marriage
  • Invested in the construction, rehabilitation and equipment of over 800 health facilities
  • Trained over 70,000 health care workers on reproductive, maternal and child health care
  • Helped form and/or support over 4,000 savings and loans groups, providing thousands of women with financial literacy and livelihood opportunities.

We are well on our way to providing girls with the tools they need to help break the cycle of poverty, but there’s still much more to do. Support Plan’s Because I am a Girl project and play a part in this success story, giving more girls and women the opportunity for a better life.

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Still have questions? Let us help!

  • What is the Because I am a Girl project?

  • What countries are benefitting from the Because I am a Girl project?

  • How is sponsoring a project different from sponsoring a child or community?

  • Does my sponsorship benefit all the children in the communities where the project is located, or only some?

  • If I sponsor a project, how long of a commitment am I expected to make?

  • Why can’t I sponsor a project that helps boys?


About Plan International

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About Plan International

Plan International is a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries.


Where Your Money Goes

80.5% of donations go to support programs benefiting children and families

Where Your Money Goes

Learn how your contributions have helped change the lives of children and families in developing countries.