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With the recent academic year in the books, we are asking for your help to make sure the children we support can return to school next year. Our goal is to raise $8,000 to send 80 children to school in Benin for the 2013-14 academic year.
The cost to attend school is an insurmountable barrier to education for many children in the rural farming regions of central Benin. The direct cost paid by Beninese families to send a child to school is approximately $100/year. With nearly half the population living on less than $1.25/day, school attendance is prohibitively expensive, especially for families with multiple school-age children. The loss of one parent or an illness can strain a family's resources, and too often results in a child leaving school, continuing the cycle of poverty.
Your $100 donation provides a life-changing opportunity for a child who could not otherwise attend school, including:
Please join us in our campaign to
empower the youth of Benin to break the cycle of poverty by making a donation