Every Nickel Counts
For us, a nickel is pocket change. But what about the difference it can make for a girl in a third world country?
Less than half a cent of every development dollar goes to girl’s education, so imagine what a nickel can do? Today, in developing countries, there are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school.
For these young women every nickel counts.
Every nickel earned recycling a bottle or can will help make a difference in a girl’s life.
Nickels 4 Knowledge
Recycling to support girls’ education in the developing world
Think about what a nickel can do for a girl seeking an education.
Each nickel you donate can help buy a book for a girl to read.
Each nickel you donate can help pay a teacher to teach a girl.
Each nickel you donate can help pay for a nutritious lunch for a girl.
Each nickel you donate can help build a school for girls who have none.
2/3 of the illiterate
people in the world
53% of the world’s
The Power of Educating a Girl:
- A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult
- Girls who receive an education marry later, have fewer children, and are more likely to seek healthcare for themselves and their children.
- The positive impact of girls’ education has been shown to transcend generations, resulting in better health outcomes among women, their children, and eventually their grandchildren.
- Providing girls with leadership skills and including them in the decision-making process is one of the major tools to spark economic and social change.