Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
The UK government is committed to getting two million more girls into school in Pakistan by 2015. UK aid has already helped more than 590,000 girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stay in school over the last few years by giving them small cash stipends.
Each girl receives 200 rupees (about £1.50) a month, and a set of free textbooks each year to help them get an education.
With an average family size of up to seven or eight and a third of the population living on less than $1 a day, these small stipends and free text books can make the difference between daughters being sent to school or having to drop out.
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Photo: Vicki Francis/Department for International Development