Our Success

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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.