Start something for HER

Twenty years of experience tells us that education breeds hope, and where there is hope there is a chance to rise above adversity. That is why Central Asia Institute is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting, new peer-to-peer fundraising movement – HER: Hope. Educate. Rise. – that will benefit girls and women in Central Asia.

HER gives everyone the opportunity to fundraise, no matter their interests. From fundraising at work, to donating a birthday or celebration, to hosting a dinner party, and more. One hundred percent of funds, raised by generous donors like you, will be sent to CAI projects in Central Asia.

Fundraising for HER will help Central Asia Institute to continue to grow and provide badly needed education in the most remote areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Anyone can participate – individuals, groups, running clubs, teams, or businesses. We hope you’ll explore the HER website and learn about the opportunities to get involved, the regions in which we work, and why we are so passionate about peace through education.


Get your exclusive HER journal

After registering, fundraisers will receive their own web page where they can write to their friends, family, and coworkers, asking them for support. We have resources for everyone to help them ensure they meet their fundraising goals. The sign-up process is simple, and CAI staff members are here to help fundraisers every step of the way.

And starting this fall, when you Start Something for HER and raise $100, you’ll receive an exclusive HER journal.

HER offers everyone – all ages and from all walks of life – the chance to make an impact. Every cent that someone raises for HER will go directly to the areas that need it most in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Areas where education turns into hope.

Join the movement. Together, we can work toward peace through education.

If you’re interested in learning more about the program, or to get started, check out our website, or send us an email at