Empowering Girls

In addition to wells and sanitation systems, we have programs to help ensure girls stay in school – delaying marriage and reducing the risk of death in childbirth.

According to the UN, a 15-year-old girl in South Sudan has a higher chance of dying during childbirth than finishing high school. In response to statistics like this, Drop In The Bucket has been creating programs to help girls stay in school through water and sanitation initiatives, menstrual hygiene management, economic empowerment through scholarships, workshops and mentoring programs.

Young female students learn about science in chemistry in a school in Uganda

Why It Matters

Educated girls grow to have a voice in their community, a better understanding of economics and opportunities and can improve the quality of life in the village for decades to come.

Two small girls fetch water from a dirty stream in Uganda

Did you know water, sanitation & education are all closely related to gender?

Fetching Water

Although education is valued in East Africa, boys’ education is prioritized. Girls are often tasked with fetching water while their brothers go to school. This leaves little time to focus on an education. Learn More

Missing School

Girls drop out at much higher rates once they hit puberty. Without effective mechanisms to handle menstruation, they miss a week of school per month, fell behind, and eventually drop out. Make A Difference

The Next Step

We’ve created programs to help girls stay in school through clean water and sanitation, menstrual hygiene management, economic empowerment through scholarships and mentoring programs. Join Us


Two teenage female students with their books smiling in front of their school in Uganda

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