Girls, We See You

To celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, we’re putting the spotlight on three extraordinary girls who are ambitious, inspiring, and determined to rise.

Malitsatsi, 16, Zimbabwe

“I would like to encourage all other students that are underprivileged to work hard all the time, to seize the opportunity that they have so that they can achieve their goals and have a better future.”

Read Malitsatsi’s story

Malitsatsi holding a sign that says: 'The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory'.

Marisa, 16, Timor-Leste

After suffering a terrible trauma, Marisa opened her own kiosk and is now paying her way through school, covering her siblings’ school fees, saving for uni, and supporting her family’s farming business.

Read Marisa’s story

Marisa outside her kiosk - Action on Poverty

Chan, 5, Cambodia

Chan is one of over 300 girls attending a Good Start Preschool in Cambodia. Instead of staying home or going to work with her parents, she is receiving an early education, has access to regular health checks, and wants to become a doctor when she grows up.

Read Chan’s story

Chan in preschool classroom

Donate now to support girls like Malitsatsi, Marisa, and Chan on their journey out of poverty.


Sustainable Development Goals

1. No Poverty    10. Reduced Inequalities  17. Partnerships for the Goals

Related Stories