Why we work with girls in Sri Lanka

Supporting girls and young women is the single best investment that can be made in the world today. Removing barriers for growth and development means, not only a better life for them, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for us all.

KPMG and Plan International Ireland are determined to help deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular, Goal 5: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls.

Excluding girls from productive employment not only exposes them to poverty, but also damages their countries’ national income. Statistics point to the merits of investing in girls, including lower infant mortality, healthier families, and greater labour market earnings.

When women succeed, so do their communities

When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90% of it into their families and communities.

Giving girls and young women the financial skills to earn a decent income means more children, especially girls, going to school, and breaking the cycle of poverty.

How we’ll do it

Work with local government to break down barriers

Provide micro-grants to community organisations

Train 12,650 girls and women in basic financial literacy