Sughar- Giving Women Wings

You can be a part of creating a Sughar Center! Sughar provides socio-economic empowerment to tribal women in Pakistan by establishing Women's Learning and Skill Development Centers in selected rural communities. Each Center provides a 6 month course to tribal/rural women on creating value through traditional embroidery creation & enterprise development. Sughar Centers also provide basic education and literacy skills to rural women which builds their decision making abilities and increases their contribution in their households and lives. With your support, within only three years, this center will be completely self-reliant and sustainable!

Funding Goal
$18961.79$25000.00
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Support AIL's Programs for Orphans

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is offering support to a girls' orphanage which houses 200 young girls, and we need your help! In 2010, AIL began offering medical services to the girls at the orphanages, and after a government ministry saw the quality of care that AIL was offering to the girls, they asked us to begin offering educational programming as well, which we have been doing since 2011. With your help, we can offer much needed support to Afghan orphans.

Funding Goal
$8925.00$15000.00
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Send 35 Afghan Girls to School!!

Afghanistan does not have enough public schools for all children to attend, and even in areas where public schools do exist, they do often not offer a high quality education. To address this need, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi founded 4 private schools, 2 in Herat and 2 in Kabul. Connecther is hoping to provide 35 Afghan girls with scholarships to attend these private schools, which will provide the girls with a high quality education and change the course of their life for the better.

Funding Goal
$3715.00$9975.00
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Girls Global Education Fund

In partnership with the Asian University for Women, Connecther's Girls Global Education Fund provides scholarships to deserving students all throughout the developing world with a focus on the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Photos by John Stanlake


Funding Goal
$2685.00$20000.00
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She is Rising: Help Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Problem: Approximately 79,000 youth are currently victims of sex trafficking in Texas. Since the state now has the highest rates of child sex trafficking in the U.S., She is Rising is uniquely positioned to connect survivors with the services they need to heal from this devastating abuse and exploitation.


Goal: To help survivors of sex trafficking overcome their trauma, reclaim their worth and become leaders in their community.


Funding Goal
$31673.00$50000.00
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Connecther Community Development Project: Fugee School Girls Soccer Team

The aim of the Fugee School Girls Soccer Team program is to use football (soccer) to teach female students about communication skills, leadership, teamwork, and how to take care of their physical and mental health in an interactive and fun way. This is done through weekly soccer practices, scrimmages, and participation in an annual refugee soccer school tournament, the Faisal Cup. We will provide the equipment, coaching, and transportation needed to help participants of all skill levels pass, dribble, score, win, lose, learn, and have fun through organized practices and games. 

Funding Goal
$1455.00$4750.00
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Using Solar Energy to Promote Safe Motherhood

Sporadic electricity compromises the ability of community midwives to provide safe, appropriate, and timely medical care. Midwives are forced to make treatment decisions without the benefit of necessary diagnostic tests. Obstetric procedures are conducted under grossly suboptimal conditions, and can have tragic consequences.


In collaboration with Connecther & We Care Solar, the Edna Adan University Hospital is poised to promote safe motherhood and reduce maternal mortality by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and medical devices using solar electricity.

Funding Goal
$5100.00$10000.00
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AUW Language Lab

Through our partnership with the Asian University for Women (AUW), Connecther is working to establish a language lab in Bangladesh, to serve students from 15 different countries, most of whom receive a full scholarship (due to lack of resources). The aim of this language lab is to provide support for language instruction and learning through technology. This lab will help AUW provide additional technological support in enhancing reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

Funding Goal
$56.00$7500.00
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Support AIL's Legal Clinic for Women and Girls

This law clinic in Afghanistan run by Afghan Institute of Learning has won the trust of the women by taking on complicated cases for those with no financial resources and unable to fight for their rights. Five dedicated female lawyers work on a variety of cases affecting women, including child custody battles, protecting property or inheritance rights, and securing justice in cases related to child marriage, marriage without consent of the girl, and abuse.

Funding Goal
$10250.00$20000.00
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Build a Brand New Emergency Room in a Karachi Teaching School

Karachi’s government teaching school will house the new Children's ER at Lyari General Hospital. Spread over 8,000 sq ft, this fully automated facility will be treating 150,000 children/year in ER. Scheduled to start operations in April of 2018.


Karachi is one of the most populous cities of Pakistan, with over 20 million people residing there. The vast majority are under-served and live in urban slums. In times of emergencies, the underprivileged have to go to public hospitals which are overcrowded, understaffed and deliver poor quality healthcare. ChildLife Foundation’s aim is to make quality critical care accessible to the children of Pakistan.


Funding Goal
$3020.00$15000.00
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Superhero Without A Cape

HazeraBegum is determined to give her children the bright future that every child deserves. This Bangladeshi woman is the "mother" of 40 children, most the children of sex workers in bustling Dhaka.


Hazera understands their plight because she has lived it herself. After she ran away from home at the age of 8 to flee an abusive stepmother, she eventually was forced into sex work to survive. She has never forgotten the daily struggle for dignity and safety that is the lot of sex workers and their children.


Without Hazera's care, many of these children would be left on the streets while their mothers work, where they would be exposed to drugs, violence, and harassment. She is determined to raise them right and give them an education.

Funding Goal
$320.00$5000.00
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Poverty Reduction for Rural Women

Women in many rural communities in southern Africa face poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and adequate healthcare. This poverty-reduction project, run through SAEs partners on the ground, offers opportunities for women to use their talents in income producing projects. These likelihood projects include handicrafts, poultry and goat rearing, vegetable farming, and sewing. Products will be sold at urban markets to local residents, and possibly in global fair trade markets.


The Southern Africa Embrace (SAE) Foundation promotes prosperity, empowerment, and self-reliance for women and children in several countries in southern Africa.

Funding Goal
$25.00$5000.00
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