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Open up opportunities for girls

Sponsor a girl

Open up opportunities for girls

Help stop child marriage and protect girls from the effects of COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed life for us all. But its economic effects are driving the world’s most vulnerable families deeper into poverty. Desperate parents are marrying their daughters off early – just so they and their families can eat. Already, 23 girls under 18 are married every minute. And because of the pandemic, the United Nations forecasts 13 million more child marriages over the next 10 years.

Early marriage can endanger a girl’s health, cut short her education, limit her hopes and dreams, and increase her likelihood of remaining in poverty.  




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We shut down Esin’s child marriage, opening her world to a better future

Esin's child marriage was shut down

“I tell my friends about what happened so they know their right not to get married."
– Esin, aged 13

In Afghanistan, Esin’s father arranged to sell her for a US$8,000 bride price. Out of work, he saw it as a solution to their financial troubles.
  
“When I heard my father making these arrangements I cried and cried,” Esin says. “I knew that in the village I was going to that there would be no school and no future for me.”  
 
But a World Vision-supported community change group taught Esin and her mother about child rights and the dangers of child marriage. The group helped convince her father to stop the marriage.  
 
Esin has stayed in school, working towards her goals. “I would like to be an advocate for girls, I hope all Afghan girls get an education so they can use their talents to build this country,” she says.

In Afghanistan, Esin’s father arranged to sell her for a US$8,000 bride price. Out of work, he saw it as a solution to their financial troubles.

“When I heard my father making these arrangements I cried and cried,” Esin says. “I knew that in the village I was going to that there would be no school and no future for me.”  

But a World Vision-supported community change group taught Esin and her mother about child rights and the dangers of child marriage. The group helped convince her father to stop the marriage.

Esin has stayed in school, working towards her goals. “I would like to be an advocate for girls, I hope all Afghan girls get an education so they can use their talents to build this country,” she says.

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For just $48 a month, you can help a girl stay in school and out of early marriage. You'll also support long-term development projects that benefit her entire community.

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Child sponsorship costs $48 a month and you can choose to make donations monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly.
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