Seven out of ten girls in India fail to make it all the way through the school system. The Girl Store has been set up to help people buy school supplies that will help keep the girls in education. A number of girls are featured, along with their school needs – pencils, backpacks or clothing. Consumers choose what item they will buy and for which girl. Each purchase also provides ninety minutes of free tuition. Once all of a specific girl’s needs are met, their photo is labelled “off to school”.
The site claims that ensuring girls have all their school things provided means that they are at less risk of being married young or being sold into the sex trade. “Buy a girl…” says the intro video, “…before someone else does.”
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