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.

Job Skills Training to Empower Women in India

Women Interview for Radio

READ is partnering with the National Mission for Empowerment of Women of the Indian government to provide women across the country with job skills trainings and workshops. Read more

11 Things You Might Not Know About Global Poverty

Woman Planting Trees

These facts about global poverty and the 2.7 billion people who live on less than $2.50 a day may surprise you. Read the blog post.

Nepal Village supports Library through Turmeric

Women Harvesting Turmeric

The Deurali READ Center's sustaining enterprise is a turmeric cooperative that is creating local jobs and helping people break the cycle of poverty, while supporting local education. Read more.

READ Global 2013 Annual Report

Annual Report 2013

With the help of our global supporters and partners, we provided 2.1 million villagers in South Asia with access to educational and economic resources in 2013. Read more in our 2013 Annual Report.