© 2013 Xenia Davis/World VIsion
MORNING CHORES. After breakfast and before she heads to school, Anujin, 10, helps her parents around their house in Altanbulag, Mongolia, by gathering wood. Chores are only part of Anujin's day — she spends the majority of her time at school — but 17 million girls around the world will probably never attend school, according to UNESCO. Sometimes chores, like collecting water and farming, or sickness related to waterborne disease and malaria, keep kids out of the classroom. As a sponsored child, Anujin and her family have benefited from World Vision's agricultural training and water programs in Altanbulag — so Anujin is free to attend school every day.