Sunsar Maya


Project Title: SuMa Women’s Literacy: Educating and Empowering for Change

Location: Nepal

Grant Amount: $25,000 (over 2 years)

Grantee Website: sunsarmaya.org

Areas of Impact: Education, Gender Equality, Health

Mission of Sunsar Maya
Sunsar Maya builds pathways out of poverty by improving the livelihoods of vulnerable women and children through holistic, community-based services.

Project Summary
The women and girls in the Sunsar Maya community face challenges such as high dropout rates, high poverty and income inequality, cultural and caste barriers, early marriage, and pregnancy. The project teaches women conversational and written English, Nepali, mathematics, and life skills. By using role play and experiential learning, this project provides women with the education and support they need to transform their lives and build pathways out of poverty.

Why We Love This Project
The women and girls in the Sunsar Maya community face challenges such as high dropout rates, high poverty and income inequality, cultural and caste barriers, early marriage, and pregnancy. The project teaches women conversational and written English, Nepali, mathematics, and life skills. By using role play and experiential learning, this project provides women with the education and support they need to transform their lives and build pathways out of poverty.

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