Educated Nepali women tend to marry later, have fewer and healthier children, earn more, and invest more into her family and community. These girls will also be less susceptible to child labour, child marriage and child sex trafficking. Little Sisters Fund provides education and mentorship to underserved girls, who on average have been able to delay marriage by a year for every year that they stay in school past fifth grade. In the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes, Little Sisters demonstrated the value of girls’ education by returning to their villages and leading community recovery projects.
“I can’t imagine my life without education and without the LSF. It saved my life and showed the path where I should walk and where I should reach. Most important thing was that I was loved unconditionally.”
– Sharda, LSF graduate