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Easy Way to Help Girls In India

Easy Way to Help Girls In India

All babies –male and female– should be brought into the world with love and equal opportunity. Unfortunately that’s not always the case.

In some parts of India, having a boy is revered as the greatest gift on earth, while having a girl is considered quite the opposite. Boys are educated, fed, clothed, and honored. Their sisters are neglected, pulled out of school to work at home, and often sold into child marriages or sexual slavery.

The Girl Store is a non-profit organization that buys back the lives of young Indian girls. It’s the first e-commerce site where users can buy school supplies (all under 20 dollars) and prevent a girl from being sold into a life of abuse and manipulation; a life that isn’t hers. Just $65 is enough money to keep a girl in grade 1–7 fully supplied for an entire year.

Their website highlights stories of dozens of girls who have benefited from their efforts–like the plight of Farheen Begum, “a delightful young child.” The dire financial situation of Farheen’s family forces her to sacrifice her studies to do household chores. There’s also ten-year-old Asra Begum whose father passed away when she was just three. Despite her single mother’s financial struggles, Asra earns excellent grades and wants to become a computer engineer.

Support girls like Farheen and Asra by buying pencils, math sets, lunch boxes, and uniforms. Every purchase comes with a tutor to close gaps in the girl’s education due to being kept out of the classroom for family obligations.

Visit The Girl Store, purchase supplies, and buy a girl her life back.

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7:10AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

thank you

3:45AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Thanks for the info

4:33PM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Sorry but the only way to help these young girls and women is to ship them outta that hell hole. And how do we do that??? I feel for all these women..such a life of suffering they endure their entire lives.

8:47PM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Sorry, but it will never change......so, I will support girls here in America.

8:26AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

interesting.

5:42AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Thank you.

5:36AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

"I DONT WANT NO PEACE.I WANT EQUAL RIGHTS AND JUSTICE."
(PETER TOSH)

4:36AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

That's too bad.

3:02AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

When can all the mankind enjoy equal rights?

12:56AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Thanks for the informative article.

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