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The Christian Science Monitor featured READ in the article "To rise out of poverty Asian women head to the library" - exploring how libraries can be incubators for social entrepreneurs in Asia. Read the article here.
Eighty-four year old Subhadra grew up in a Nepali village where most people were illiterate and lived below the poverty line. She wanted future generations to be educated, so she donated the only thing she had - a dowry of her family's land worth $25,000 - to build a READ Center in her village. Read more.