Educate a man, and you educate one person; educate a woman, and you educate an entire family.

                                                                                                                                            African folk saying

Schoolgirl, Kenya

Educating Impoverished Girls

Compassion Beyond Borders funds the education of poor and vulnerable girls in East Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Educating girls is the single most effective means for achieving human development and overcoming poverty according to the United Nations, the World Bank and UNICEF.

But why girls? There are many reasons, including:

1. Today's girls are the world's future mothers. An educated woman will have fewer children, healthier children, and better educated children. That's three ways poverty is reduced.

2. Educated girls and women contribute to the political, social and economic development of their community. Uneducated girls and women are the world's most under-used resource.

CBB partners with local grass-roots organizations that know the needs of their community and how to meet them. CBB's Executive Director visits its projects to ensure their accountability and proper development.

100% of contributions to CBB go to educating poor and vulnerable girls since overhead costs are funded by the Board of Directors. CBB is a federal 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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Compassion Beyond Borders
P. O. Box 22991
Santa Fe, NM 87502, USA


This website was last up-dated May 6, 2015