Meet Chuna - empowering women in rural Nepal

A 3-minute short film by READ Global

About the film:

What if your mother was sick, and you couldn't read the signs in the hospital to find her doctor? This is what life is like for millions of illiterate women across South Asia, like Chuna, who once said that “being born as a girl is worthless." As a girl in rural Nepal, her education was never a priority.

At the age of 47, Chuna changed her and her daughters’ lives by finally learning to read at a READ Center, starting a women’s study group, and investing in her family’s education. Today, her goal is to convince other women that it's never too late to learn.

For more than a million women across South Asia like Chuna, READ Centers have become a powerful platform to empower women to learn about their rights, become leaders, educate their daughters, and pull themselves out of poverty. READ Centers offer educational trainings and resources in literacy, livelihood skills, health, leadership, women's rights, the environment, and more.

To empower a woman like Chuna this holiday season visit Donations will be matched up to $50,000 until December 31.

About READ Global:

READ Global is nonprofit organization working in rural South Asia to build community library and resource centers (READ Centers) that offer training programs in education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment. With each Center we seed a small business called a 'sustaining enterprise' that generates revenue to maintain the Center in the long run. Our Centers are owned and operated by our local partner communities.

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