In places like Bangladesh, middle-school aged girls are often forced to marry much older men. Families living in poverty can’t afford to send their children to school, and view marriage as an opportunity to lessen their burden.
Girls as young as 10 or 12 years old, like Fulmala, live in fear of being married off in childhood. Your gift of a year of education, however, means a different future for Fulmala!
Fulmala told us, "I don’t want to get married because I want to study and have a higher education.”
Girls in rural communities who are able to complete their education are not only empowered, but are more equipped to help their families – and, they’re 6 times less likely to be married before the age of 18!
Your gift of education will protect a young girl or boy like Fulmala, who right now have little hope for their future.