We thought about creating our own league of extraordinary women within BRAC, but there would be millions of names on the list. Women and girls are the driving force behind BRAC’s success. They take the tools and training we give them and begin to lift their entire communities out of poverty.
These women are, in a word, extraordinary.
Women like Beatrice Nambuzo. BRAC provided her with a loan and she grew her roadside business by 700 percent. We trained her on better farming techniques and gave her access to better quality seeds, and she spread the knowledge to her neighbors, who are now producing “more than double” the amount of corn that they used to.