The Girl Effect

The Girl Effect:

This was mentioned at TEDWomen by Hillary Clinton. I will post below this video a story she shared of how a cow saved a girl. Really.

Story as told by Hilary Clinton:

“This teenage girl’s father expected to force her into early marriage, but she had been to school and she received a cow, perhaps through the Heifer project, to encourage her to stay in school. When her father demanded she drop out of school and get married, she said no. When he insisted, she insisted right back.

“And finally she pulled out her trump card: ‘If I leave and get married, I’m taking my cow, that cow belongs to me.’ So guess what. She stayed in school, she was spared an early marriage, all because her father couldn’t bear to part with the cow.”

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