A Girl Can

Girls are the key to fighting poverty. But only if they're educated and empowered.

An educated girl marries later, she has fewer children, she can earn an income that she invests back into her family and she’s more able to seek healthcare and education for her children. Simply put, investing in girls makes an impact that transcends generations and borders.

Mercy Corps prioritizes the specific needs of girls in some of the world's toughest places. We help them to stay in school, create safe spaces for them to learn life skills, provide job training and support their voice in their communities.

Learn more about our work with adolescent girls around the world. Read their stories and tell the world what a girl can do.