It was 2014 when we started Rights of Girls, by buying 2 goats which we gave to the parents of Meona, in exchange for their promise NOT to ‘cut’ her two younger sisters. Today, those girls are healthy, and their father so grateful he continues to spread the word – stopping this harmful practice!
That one community of Niamana began this unprecedented grassroots movement, and it has now swelled to include over 7,200 families in Mali Africa
Every $25 goat your generous donations have bought has not just bribed the parents to not ‘cut’ their daughters, but has given that family the beginnings of their own small business – milk, breeding, selling, and fertiliser for vegetables.
Still, every 11 seconds a little girl is mutilated!