They didn't want other males in the village to taunt the girls. The family members of the girls walked them to school. The girls avoided abduction and pregnancy. After graduation, the girls were more likely to start small businesses. They had mathematical and accounting skills. Some graduates became valued business owners. They were invited to serve on business councils. Their community status rose. They were able to vote on improving water and sanitation. Health conditions improved in villages. More babies and children survived.