Girls School in Kaliyachak, Bihar in rural India.

Too many children in rural India do not attend school during the day. They work collecting drinking water, fetching firewood, or tending animals and other essential domestic work for their families. Most often, girls are taking care of these chores and are not in school.

Whether or not a girl goes to school -- and stays in school -- has a profound effect on her and on her future family. Staying in school longer means she will likely marry later, earn a higher wage, have a healthier family and send her own children to school. Your gift helps to create this positive ripple effect.

With your help and in partnership with Foundation for Rural Recovery and Development, (FORRAD), we have helped to open a school for girls in a region where only 53% of women are literate.

Read our reports on the J. B. Singh Girls' School in Kaliyachak in rural Bihar, India >