Pennies4Girls is an initiative that use pennies to educate girls in developing countries. Why pennies? People are skeptical about donating. In addition, pennies aren't valued and Its sad/heartbreaking to say but this is how girls are being viewed in parts of the world. Pennies4Girls know girls have worth and they are vaulable no matter their geograhical location. Over the past 5 years, 1.5 million pennies have been collected and 300 girls sent to school in Sierre Leone, Peru, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nepal, Cambodia, Afghanistan India and Haiti. The main objective behind the passion in helping to give girls quality education, is to show the world how we can use something so small and something considered having very little or no value in creating positive and impactful change.
To create more impact, Pennies4Girls has decided to colloborate with the Hope and Dreams Inititative in providing feminine care products and WASH libraries to girls in Nigeria. Doing this, addresses one of the issue of girls being missing from classrooms because of their menstural cycle. Periods are normal and a girl's education shouldn't have to suffer.