Our Impact

2.1 million rural villagers have access to READ Centers.
71 READ Centers established to date.
103 for-profit enterprises sustain READ Centers.
211 villages worldwide are served by READ Centers.
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We are a non-profit organization working in rural Asia to build community library and resource centers (READ Centers) and seed small businesses. Our Centers offer programs in education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment. Learn more.

Being an "Illiterate" Australian in Nepal

As an Australian living in Nepal, the national script Devanagari is foreign to me, as is the spoken language. I cannot read, nor write, and my ability to carry a conversation in Nepali is limited. Read her blog post.

READ India launches 13th Center in Rajasthan

READ is proud to announce the opening of our 13th Center in India, the Mohini READ Center in Devli village, Bharatpur, Rajasthan on May 9, 2014. Learn more.

Video: Women Represent in the "Happiest Place" - Bhutan

In Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom renowned for the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH), half the population has reason to be less than satisfied. See the video

The Unexpected Benefits of Literacy in Nepal

"It's like being blind, if you can't read and write." - Nepali woman Hear the voices of illiterate women across Nepal in our latest blog post by Sushmita Lama, one of our awesome program associates Read more.