We try to pick girls that have demonstrated need, motivation and potential for success.
The sad fact is that we can’t help every girl in rural Zambia; we don’t have the resources. This makes it especially important to maximize the effect we can have. We do this by having a competetive selection process and trying to make that selection process as fair as possible
We rely completely on donations made on this site.
We have calculated that it costs about $1,200 to put a girl through secondary school. Once we have collected that money, we keep it until the beginning of the Zambian school year (January). We will pay for one school year at a time in case the girl is unable to finish school. We send the money directly to the school's bank account to minimize fraud.
Any excess money from over donation or girls who don’t finish school will rolled over to help a different girl.
We are a non-profit, but we still have expenses.
We must pay for things like website hosting, marketing drives, bank fees and office supplies. To do that, we take a small amount of the donation money. We can’t survive without it. We take only what we need, everything else we send to the girls.