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Introducing the Higher Education and Health Care Opportunity Fund

In Nepal, significant gains have been made to achieve gender parity in primary school. However, the need for female education support has not disappeared. Rather, it has shifted. Women are severely underrepresented as university-level students and in positions of power in Nepal. Nationally, only 15 percent of college-aged females were enrolled in university in 2015. The...

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Fighting the Sex Trade with Education

Little Sisters Fund was recently featured in SWAAY, a digital publication geared towards women. The article, copied below, both highlights the importance of girls’ education in Nepal, and shows how Little Sisters Fund goes beyond education to empower the Little Sisters to become leaders in their communities and beyond. As LSF volunteer and sponsor Sreya Belbase put it,...

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Little Sisters excelled on 2017 School Education Examination

[caption id="attachment_52715" align="alignright" width="331"] Click to view larger image[/caption] This year's School Education Examination (formerly the School Leaving Certificate) results are out and we could not be more thrilled to share with you all that the Little Sisters passed with flying colors! Many Little Sisters earned very top marks, all earned at least "Acceptable" grades, and...

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COMO Stories: Girl Power

The COMO Foundation’s annual magazine, COMO Stories, features a great article about Little Sisters Fund’s Community Projects program. We started this program after the 2015 earthquakes to help rebuild many communities in Nepal while also providing the Little Sisters with an opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills by identifying, planning, and implementing small scale development...

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Summer Newsletter: So much great news!

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost halfway through 2017! Over the past three months, we kicked off our fundraising campaign to launch our new Menstrual Health Management program, were honored for our commitment to girls’ education and empowerment, and attended the graduation of Kriti and Sapana from Shenandoah University—the first two Little Sisters to graduate...

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Welcome Kelly Beeland to the Board of Directors

This month, we welcome Kelly Beeland to Little Sisters Fund’s Board of Directors. Kelly has been a proud supporter of LSF from day one. When Kelly first learned about LSF, she was saving money to buy her first house. But she immediately started putting aside even more money, so that she could also sponsor a...

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Tribisha’s Story

Tribisha was born with the deck stacked against her. She was born with spina bifida and must use crutches and leg braces to walk. While it is clear that how her legs work does not affect her mind, in Nepal, any disability, and specifically one of this magnitude, can keep a girl out of school...

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Bindhaya is my hero

In 1998—my first trip to Nepal—I trekked to the base-camp of Mt. Everest. Yet, what truly changed my life on that trip was meeting Bindhaya. While in Nepal, I was struck by the overwhelming poverty that kept so many youth from attending school. Thankfully, my aunt's friend, Usha Acharya, had just returned to Nepal and, as...

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Give a girl the gift of education – #GivingTuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we believe the best thing you can give is the gift of education to a girl in Nepal. On November 29, we will be joining nonprofits across the globe in a day of giving. Giving Tuesday is a day when you can make a big impact on supporting our 2000+ Little Sisters! Girls who...

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