Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Sponsored Girls

Real is supporting 135 girls in different location in Ethiopia partnering with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. The operation is taking place in Ethiopia at 9 sites and more than 35 schools. A local committee selects the girls based on academic potential and financial need. In addition to uniforms, books, and tuition a stipend is paid to the family of the girls to better the lives of the whole family. Such support sends a message about the importance of education for girls. $360 makes wonders, food on the table for the family, tuition, books, uniform to name few. In addition,the families are making progress to break the cycle of poverty by starting and sustaining income generating activities. The girls are also learning how to save and become self- sufficient. Mentors are being sponsored at $140 a month. They work one to one, with families, and communities to assist them to be self-sufficient. Six girls are attending different universities. REAL Girl's greetings and stories: