Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. Ensuring girls receive basic education is a sure way to give them more power over their lives. The right of girls to education is a basic human right enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and also the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. However, millions of women throughout the world never have a chance to learn to read, write and add numbers. They sign papers with their thumbprint.
"I thought of stopping my studies after my father's death. Now your support gave me hope in life."
—Muppina Maha Laxmi
The purchase of a small size Sofi tote doubles the family income of a woman for nearly a week and educates a girl for two months.