Our Goats for Girls program in Ethiopia and Kenya is a highly effective way to support young girls’ education by providing a sustainable source of income for girls who are at risk of dropping out of school. With the income from goats, girls can pay their school fees, purchase school supplies, and avoid forced or arranged early marriage.
By owning goats, girls earn respect, dignity, self-reliance, and self-worth and become role models in their communities.
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IIRR is a United States-based 501(c)(3) with a small office in New York City, but we operate our headquarters from the global south, the Philippines. These are the deliberate choices we made to be closer to the people we work with and which make our work relevant and cost effective.
We have strong anti-poverty programs in eight (8) countries in Southeast Asia (Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar) and Eastern and Southern Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan and Zimbabwe). In these countries and regions, we work in collaboration with more than 125 local development partners, and all our 140 staff members are nationals of these countries.
We know poverty is interlocking and no single solution can be prescribed for it. That is the reason we implement integrated and holistic programs. Our areas of impact are: Education for Marginalized Communities; Food Security and Resilient Livelihoods; Community Driven and Managed Disaster Risk Reduction and; Building Collaborative Leadership through Global Learning and Sharing.
Learn more about us at: iirr.org