Our Impact

2.1 million rural villagers have access to READ Centers.
74 READ Centers established to date.
106 for-profit enterprises sustain READ Centers.
212 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.

Libraries Reach the Unreached in South Asia

India Library

Poverty, class, and gender all affect education. READ Global Executive Director Tina Sciabica on how to address this. Read the blog post here.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Global Poverty

Woman Planting Trees

These facts about global poverty and the 2.7 billion people who live on less than $2.50 a day may surprise you. Read the blog post.

The Pride of Nepal is in its Libraries

Nepali Children

This Nepali community did something unheard of - they raised $86K entirely from local donations to build a library. Read the blog post from READ Nepal Country Director Sanjana Shrestha here.

READ Global 2013 Annual Report

Annual Report 2013

With the help of our global supporters and partners, we provided 2.1 million villagers in South Asia with access to educational and economic resources in 2013. Read more in our 2013 Annual Report.