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Review for Mariposa DR Foundation, Ithaca, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Mariposa DR Foundation is making powerful impacts as a grass-root, community-run organization that educates and empowers girls to create sustainable solutions to end generational poverty. Girls make up 70 percent of the world’s 125 million out-of-school youth and one in seven girls in the developing world would marry before the age of 15. Studies show that every year of schooling increasing a girl’s future earning power by 10 to 20 percent. Girls who receive an education marry later, have fewer children, and are more likely to seek healthcare for themselves and their children. The positive impact of girls’ education has been shown to transcend generations, resulting in better health outcomes among women, their children, and eventually their grandchildren. And finally younger women are at higher risk of physical or sexual abuse than older ones.
Mariposa DR Foundation mission aligns its goals with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. These goals include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing the child mortality rate, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing a global partnership for development. Achieving these goals is dependent upon the education and empowerment of women and young girls. As a good friend of a volunteer, I know of the benefits of this organization. I commend you all.

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