GoodWeave’s mission is to end child labor in the rug industry and to provide educational opportunities to children in the weaving communities of Nepal, India and Afghanistan. Child labor is rampant in the handmade rug industry of south Asia with an estimated 250,000 children exploited on carpet looms. GoodWeave’s theory of change is that when more consumers choose to purchase a certified child-labor-free carpet, manufacturers will stop enslaving children. Our $5,000 grant will support their Weaving Educational Opportunities for Afghan Girls initiative, which has two primary objectives: 1) locate, enroll and sponsor programs for at least 50 girls and 2) direct women to the jobs previously held by these children, and ensure these jobs provide fair, legal and transparent working conditions. An additional long-term objective of this program is GoodWeave’s desire to shift deeper seeded barriers regarding access to educational and professional advancement for girls and women.