Over 400 students have attended the WEP program since 2002.
FACT: Of the 88% of Indian girls who enroll in primary school, 51% leave before 11th grade.
96% of WEP students graduate from college. 64% go on to fulfilling employment.
FACT: 47% of Indian Women marry before the age of 18.
71% of WEP students marry after 21 (the average age is 23). 100% marry after 18.
FACT: 55.3% of Indian women are anemic (16% severely so).
Nutrition is a significant part of the WEP I Am a Leader curriculum.
FACT: Educated women marry later, lead a healthier home and workplace, resist abuse, and manage debt.
WEP’s I am a Leader participants are well-informed decision-makers on important issues.
FACT: Each additional school year increases a woman’s earnings 10 – 20%.
On average, WEP students double their family’s income.
FACT: India contains one third of the world’s female poor.
WEP helps women, whose families live on $1.50 a day, succeed in college and careers.