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This org’s unique approach to empowering girls in Afghanistan

Growing up in a country where women and girls are often treated as inferior, Samaana knows what it’s like to feel like a second-class citizen. The 10th grader, who attends a high school in Afghanistan, has been called weak, servant, sheep, and unintelligent. And even if Samaana knew how to stand up for herself, doing so could be risky.

3 ways you inspire us…

You continue to inspire us by demonstrating just how powerful it is when people use their time, gifts, and resources to impact something beyond themselves.

How reading to their parents is helping these girls stay in school

At the Cooperative Middle School of San Pedro Petz, Guatemala, a group of eighth grade girls and their mothers participate in their first workshop of the year. The workshop teaches students and their parents about the Family Reading Time program, where the girls will bring books home and read to their families.

When it comes to child health, mothers make it happen

Mothers in America and mothers in Burkina Faso may live on opposite ends of the globe, but the experience of motherhood connects them in a way few other life experiences can. No matter where you live, all mothers care deeply for their children and will do anything to...

Why we’re giving away food in malawi

At One Day's Wages we talk a lot about "sustainable development," in other words, development that doesn't just meet the needs of the vulnerable now, but takes strategic steps to make sure anti-poverty programs meet needs long into the future. If this is one of our...

Jeremy Lin donates game’s wages March 17

    You may have heard a certain NBA player announced last year he would partner with One Day's Wages this NBA season. Jeremy Lin aka "Linsanity" approached ODW after learning about our work and wanted to help. His commitment was to donate a game's wages,...


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