As an volunteer-supported organization, nearly all of your donation will go to support girls' education in West Africa. Expanding Lives is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.


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sponsor a girl today!

Your monthly gift helps EL transform the lives of young women in West Africa. Join our network of sponsors and receive quarterly updates on your girl’s progress.

$10 per month sponsors a young girl for our week-long young girls’ conference. This includes meeting with the girl’s parents and community leaders before and after the conference, and one of our leaders as mentors throughout the year.

$22 per month sponsors one of our high school scholars. This includes school supplies, school uniform, national exam registration, and supplementary courses throughout the year.

$105 per month sponsors one of our university scholars. This includes tuition and support with transportation.

$210 per month sponsors one of our master’s degree scholars. This includes tuition support and transportation for internships.

Choose your custom monthly sponsor amount and make a difference today!

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We are so thankful to our supporters who have held eclectic fundraisers for us in the past.

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Expanding Lives
5541 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625