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.