This Valentine’s Day, will you honor a woman or girl in your life who you love by saving a girl – a girl like Ming Shu?
Look at adorable baby “Ming Shu.” Who wouldn’t love her?
Yet, Ming Shu is an unwanted second daughter. Ming Shu’s mother and father had just had a daughter and did not plan to get pregnant again so quickly. Because of the new “Two Child Policy” allowing second children, her mother thought that continuing the pregnancy would be allowed.
However, the Two Child Policy did not help Ming Shu’s mother at all. After Ming Shu was born, her mother still had to pay a large fee to the Family Planning Office, and faced sterilization. Having a second daughter meant that Ming Shu’s mother had used up her quota of children and would not be able to have a baby boy. Her family wanted a son, so they pressured Ming Shu’s mother to “give away” her baby girl. In the Chinese countryside, to “give away” a baby girl too often means to leave her in a field to die. Ming Shu’s mother wanted to keep her daughter. She was extremely distressed and did not know what to do.
Thankfully, a Women’s Rights Without Frontiers’ (WRWF) undercover fieldworker found Ming Shu’s mother before it was too late. Our fieldworker told her that we are helping mothers keep their girls because we believe that girls are just as good as boys. Our fieldworker offered Ming Shu’s mother a monthly stipend for a year to empower her to keep her daughter. With the help of this stipend, Ming Shu’s mother is defying the pressure from her family and is raising beautiful Ming Shu.
Our “Save a Girl” program saved Ming Shu’s life. Her mother couldn’t believe that someone would help them just because she had a baby girl.
This Valentine’s Day, will you help “Save a Girl” by honoring the women and girls that you love?
What better way of expressing gratitude for the woman or girl in your life than by rescuing a woman and a girl in China?
Step 1: Donate $25 or more – the amount of money it takes to help support a girl saved in China for one month
Step 2: Indicate in the notes section of your donation the woman or girl you wish to honor, and her email address. We will send her an email to let her know you have given a donation in her honor to our “Save a Girl” Campaign.
Will you help us save women and girls in China? Become a “GirlSaver!”
Won’t you help us save more girls like Ming Shu? So far, we have saved hundreds of girls, and yet there are millions more who are being aborted or abandoned just because they are girls. Each one of these girls is infinitely precious. Please help us save them by donating to our “Save a Girl” Campaign.
Learn more about how you can help to save girls here:
For $25 per month, or $300 per year, our GirlSavers have helped WRWF save at-risk babies in China, babies like Ming Shu, who may not be alive if our undercover fieldworker had not met her mother and assured her that little girls are as special as boys. We put our money where our mouth is, offering practical assistance to empower these mothers to keep their daughters.