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  • IamBRAC: Women stand strong when the going gets tough
    22/04/2018

    Shahana is stationed in Kotwali of Chittagong district where she lives with her daughter. She and her team identify small entrepreneurs who are not able to go through the extensive documentation process required by mainstream banks to get loans. There are times when clients refuse to pay on time or, worse, disappear. “You are a woman, why come t… Read more

  • A complete solution for smallholder farmers in Tanzania
    16/04/2018

    In Tanzania, poverty is concentrated in rural areas. Of the 13 million Tanzanians living in poverty, 85% live in rural areas. These people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods for both income and food security. It is important to address the challenges that rural agricultural farmers face to address the issues of food insecurity. These inclu… Read more

  • Women on wheels in rural Bangladesh
    15/04/2018

    Mitali still remembers the exact date she joined BRAC, back in 1993. She had just completed her masters, and found herself stationed at Habiganj riding a bicycle, sometimes a motorbike, to work. This was a locality where people had never seen women riding bikes. She once had an accident one monsoon season and needed to get stitches. The doctor orde… Read more

  • How do you confront taboos in a humanitarian crisis?
    11/04/2018

    Noor Hasina–a Rohingya refugee and new mother–spent a good part of her morning at one of BRAC’s primary healthcare centres with her six-month-old daughter, Israa. First, they saw a doctor for a diaper rash Israa was having, and then, Noor had her second breast feeding counseling session with one of the nutritional counselors. She finished her… Read more

  • IamBRAC: Putting the law to work in remote Bangladesh
    05/04/2018

    “What is the minimum age that your daughter can get married at?” “18!” A group echoes in unison. “If you marry off your daughter even a day before, what will it be?” “Child marriage.” The group answers. “Do we support child marriage?” “No!” “Say it out loud. We do not support child marriage,” Sufia Begum tells the group. Read more

the Guardian

Has a Bangladesh charity found a way to banish extreme poverty?

The Guardian
06/12/2016
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The Economist

Graduating from destitution

The Economist
01/08/2015
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the Guardian

BRAC’s Founder wins 2015 World Food Prize

The Guardian
02/07/2015
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New York Times

The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution

New York Times
14/08/2014
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