Our Impact

2.1 million rural villagers have access to READ Centers.
72 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.

The Pride of Nepal is in its Libraries

Nepali Children

This Nepali community did something unheard of - they raised $86K entirely from local donations to build a library. Read the blog post from READ Nepal Country Director Sanjana Shrestha here.

International Literacy Day 2014

Bhutan Intl Literacy Day

"My parents are farmers, they don't know how to read and write," says Thinley Pelzom, from rural Bhutan. Read our blog post for International Literacy Day and watch a video about Thinley here.

11 Things You Didn't 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.

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.