We see so many reasons for optimism...
Raising knowledge and income in rural communities
1,000 girls safe in dormitories built by Lyra with local communities since 2011 – Lyra's goal is to reach 5,000 girls.
Average savings have tripled. We want to help farmers do the same for their yields.
Fast tracking learning through new technology.
We invest in girls' education. Because every girl deserves to be in school. And educated girls create prosperous communities, through smaller, better educated families.
We build community enterprise through finance, business training, and livestock. So that families have enough income to feed and educate their children.
One of the conundrums we've faced in providing safe accommodation for girls is sustainable funding.
The community at Lundamatwe celebrated the importance of girls' education and the need to keep girls safe in the school hostel...
To improve on existing hostels, we had to encourage communities and government to try something new...