Lambs Support Village Girls' Education



The project buys lambs & school materials for girls' first year of school. It requires parents to raise, sell & purchase lambs to pay for their daughters' school needs the following 12 years of school

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In northern Burkina Faso, less than 15% of girls go to school. Over the next 3 years, the project will enable 900 rural girls whose parents cannot afford to send them to school, to enter primary school. The project will purchase a lamb and school materials for the girls' first year of primary school. Parents will assume responsibility for the costs of the remaining 12 years of primary, middle & secondary school by the yearly sale of their lambs and the purchase of new lambs and school materials.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project works with village leaders & families to identify 5-6 year old girls & provides a lamb & school materials for each girl's first year. Parents raise, sell & purchase lambs yearly to buy their daughters' school materials for 12 years.

Potential Long Term Impact

At least 80% of the 900 girls will achieve 12 years of education, leading to improved child health, lower fertility rates, higher levels of education in the next generation & more effective participation in civil society and the economy.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £71,124

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £71,124 .  The original project funding goal was £61,088.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 2,060 donors like you, a total of £71,124 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Suzanne Plopper

Chester, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Lambs Support Village Girls' Education