Our Impact

2.1 million rural villagers have access to READ Centers.
83 READ Centers established to date.
117 for-profit enterprises sustain READ Centers.
241 villages 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 launch small businesses. Our Centers offer programs in education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment. Learn more.

Nepal Earthquake Rebuilding: What Happens Next?

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Still in the wake of April's deadly earthquakes, Nepal is now undergoing monsoon season. Find out how READ and Nepal continue to collaborate and rebuild - even during the most dangerous times of the year. Read more.

New READ Centers Launched in India and Bhutan

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We have some exciting updates for you! Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, along with the hard work of our tireless field staff, we’re proud to announce that READ Global has opened three new READ Centers in India and Bhutan. Read more.

A Library for my Village in Bhutan for National Reading Year

Yangthang Library Committee Bhutan

2015 is officially National Reading Year in Bhutan! Read this great guest post by Bhutanese blogger Passu, who joined with READ to open a library in his home village of Yangthang. Read the blog post.

Nepal women receive prenatal care via mobile app

Prenatal Care via Mobile

In Nepal, 4 out of 10 pregnant women will never visit a doctor. 1 in 200 will die in childbirth. Our Jhuwani Community Library and Resource Center launched a prenatal health program using a mobile app called amakomaya.com to help save the lives of mothers and their babies. Read more.