By pairing up with a different nonprofit each year, Courageous Girls will broaden their world-view and learn about new places from around the world, different issues that people face, as well as how organizations are working and helping. Each partner nonprofit organization will then agree to educate the Courageous Girls Club on the complexities of their issues and interventions through Skype sessions and e-mail, and set up pen-pals and Skype interviews with their clients whenever possible in order to establish a personal connection.

The compassion we feel for others is not solely a function of what befalls them: if our minds draw an association between a victim and ourselves — even a relatively trivial one — the compassion we feel for his or her suffering is amplified greatly.
— David DeSteno

Compassion is the key to harness our Courageous Girls' power in opening up their world-view, and find their motivation to help others. Through the process of identifying, designing and implementing girl-led solutions to challenges that other people face, they learn to gain their voice and expand their skill-sets and problem solving capacities in order to realize their potential to be change-makers. 


Each Courageous Girls Club will agree to:


1.  Organize 1 creative fundraiser for the partner nonprofit


2.  Design 1 solution to at least one of their problems. 

List of nonprofits to choose from:




                            Rural Schools Project

                            Rural Schools Project

Rural Schools Project

In rural Cambodia, hundreds of villages still lack a functional primary and secondary school.  Our Rural Schools Project has led the effort to construct more than 550 primary and secondary schools to help promote education in rural Cambodia. After the completion of construction, donors can sponsor added-value improvements to strengthen student life and education at their schools such as: English language and computer skills training, Internet, solar power to provide electricity to schools, access to clean water, vegetable gardens and libraries, to strengthen student education at their schools.

Girls Be Ambitious Project

Our Girls Be Ambitious program was launched to prevent the trafficking of Cambodian girls from poverty-stricken homes for sexual and labor exploitation through an incentive program to stay in school and receive additional vocational training that will provide employment, income, and social and political empowerment.

Among victims of trafficking, illiterate girls who are enticed to migration and exploited en route and at their destination are most vulnerable. Our program aims to improve awareness among these girls at risk by providing them with alternatives close to home and ways to improve their livelihoods.

ince 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 447,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

We bring women together in a safe space to learn life, business, and vocational skills.  Once enrolled, each receives a monthly stipend – a vital support that enables her to participate.

Women increase their ability to earn an income with new skills that are in-demand. They learn about their legal rights, and they become knowledgeable about health and nutrition. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities. This ripple effect is profound.

Sponsor a sister for $35/month. 

Your monthly gift supports your new sister as she receives intensive training for the essential job skills she needs to earn an income and support her family. You will also receive: 

  • An introductory letter about your sister and her family.
  • If your sister provided one, a digital photo of your sister to keep her top of mind and in your heart.
  • Email communications to keep up with your sister’s progress.
  • An online account where you can manage your sponsorship, learn more about your sister and send her photos and notes of encouragement.