DARE to Dream – the Girl Effect

by jdr

Meet Kadin, a young girl in Ethiopia, in this 75-second video:

What can Kidan do?

She wants to be a doctor, but she’s already been promised – engaged – and she’s only 13 years old. She’s going to be a wife, not a doctor, so we witness the death of this child’s dream before it can even be born.

This girl’s dream, her very life, is being traded for cattle. I can’t pretend to know what life is like for Kidan’s mother though I wonder – and believe the answer is yes – as to whether she too had dreams.

Kidan is engaged at 13 years old, without her knowledge, to be wed so early in her young life, and pregnancy is the leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old.

It could be different.

Meet Shumi, from Bangladesh, in this short video:

Shumi says:

I would tell girls of the world, whatever you do, even if it is small, you will see a brighter future.

I would tell big companies and big people, if they could help a poor person like me, that person can do good in the world.

37 dollars and she had her business up and running. In addition, she leads the local girls center. She says we can change the life of a girl by investing in her. And that change will spark more and more positive changes too, as it ripples out and touches more people.

How can we revive Kidan’s dream?

Can we make a world in which Kidan’s dream CAN come true?

What will YOU spark?

Can you do one small thing to help girls?

Can you invest in a girl?

Donate?

Raise awareness?

Find out ALL about the girl effect on their amazing site:  The Girl Effect!

If you like to add to the world chorus of those who invest in girls, please check out, support and/or join in the amazing blogging campaign started by Tara Sophia Mohr -> Sing with us here!

And a big thank you to Tara for her work in bringing The Girl Effect to more and more people through this campaign!

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