Over 90 percent of Kandari women are illiterate. With strict patriarchal, tribal and traditional customs in place, the majority of women in this region are confined to their compounds. Their inability to move freely in society contributes to their high illiteracy rates. Kandahar Treasure does not have the capacity or the resources to take literacy services to women in their homes. Kandahar Treasure has created a sponsorship program for female relatives of artisans to encourage and enable them to seek out education. The program links a school-aged girl to a sponsor who will provide her with $40 a month to attend school. To ensure that families do not take advantage of the funds, the girls attending school are required to share report cards with Kandahar Treasure staff and required to attend an annual conference organized in the summer for all the sponsored girls. The purpose of this sponsorship program is to enable girls to attend schools and bring them together annually to empower and train them as future leaders.