Our Impact

2.1 million rural villagers have access to READ Centers.
71 READ Centers established to date.
103 for-profit enterprises sustain READ Centers.
211 villages worldwide are served by READ Centers.
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We are a non-profit organization working in rural Asia to build community library and resource centers (READ Centers) and seed small businesses. Our Centers offer programs in education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment. Learn more.

Asian Philanthropy Forum on READ

The Asian Philanthropy Forum featured READ as an innovative organization working on women’s and girls’ education: we've reposted the awesome article on our blog here.

Women as change agents

READ Executive Director Tina Sciabica was interviewed by Women's Radio on how READ helps women become agents of change. Listen to the interview.

Christian Science Monitor on READ

The Christian Science Monitor featured READ in the article "To rise out of poverty Asian women head to the library" - exploring how libraries can be incubators for social entrepreneurs in Asia. Read the article here.

Meet Subhadra

Eighty-four year old Subhadra grew up in a Nepali village where most people were illiterate and lived below the poverty line. She wanted future generations to be educated, so she donated the only thing she had - a dowry of her family's land worth $25,000 - to build a READ Center in her village. Read more.