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Little Sisters Fund

Little Sisters Pay It Forward

Three months into our 20th year and we already have so much great news to share with you. Two Little Sisters who are in college in New Hampshire received an award for their work to fight discrimination against women. We have distributed 500 reusable sanitary pad kits to Little Sisters in 6 districts, and plan...

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LSF – 20 Years Strong

As we reflect on the past year, we are filled with gratitude for everything we were able to accomplish because of our supporters. Over 2,000 at-risk girls were kept safe and in school through our scholarship programs. We launched our Menstrual Health Management program, through which we will break the taboo surrounding menstruation and teach the Little...

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Global Perspectives: The importance of female education in Nepal

While in Nepal, LSF's U.S.-based Executive Director, Trevor Patzer, was interviewed on Nepal TV Plus. In this interview, Trevor talks about the history of Little Sisters Fund, our mission and programs, and the importance of female education in Nepal. It's a must watch! Check it out below.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIIXJIKk0II&feature=youtu.be[/embed]...

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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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