Financial inclusion

November 7, 2019

Revitalising livelihoods through self-help groups

The Jibika project’s village development organisations have 58% women representation in leadership positions. Since 2015, these organisations have been unlocking potential in vulnerable communities living near Chevron-operated gas fields in greater Sylhet.
October 24, 2019

Celebrating the stories of 2 million women

BRAC's ultra-poor graduation (UPG) programme has now reached more than 2 million households in Bangladesh using an approach that provides temporary but intensive support, carefully designed to lift the poorest into sustainable livelihoods.
October 23, 2019

Taking on tech: 3 stages that every NGO needs to know

From managing mobile tablets for loan collections to responding to floods through Facebook’s disaster map, BRAC has delved into a technological shift from a long time ago. The question still remains: How can technology be further embedded into the ecosystem?
October 22, 2019

Standing by those who have the least

I always thought that home is the safest place. Until I visited Amena’s home.
August 30, 2019

Going digital: Taking financial inclusion to new horizons

Financial inclusion leads to greater empowerment and participation in the economy. It also plays a role in bridging the digital divide.
August 25, 2019

Liberia’s crops against the rebellious weather

The Earth is getting warmer. The most vulnerable groups need to be equipped with the right tools to build resilience - but how?
July 28, 2019

How Liberia’s bushlands got a lush, green makeover

Cash for work presents as an opportunity to avoid the risk of poverty during times of financial distress. Our project in Liberia saw how this simple initiative can go a long way.
July 11, 2019

Jhorna Fabrics: Fit for a queen

Jhorna Islam is somewhat of a local celebrity in Tongi, Duttapara. While there are many clothing shops in the area, the uniqueness of her designs stand out, and the quality of the cutting and material used is noticeably high. 
July 10, 2019

Turning passion into profession: An intern’s day out in the field

Going to work for the last three months meant being surrounded by blooming morning glories and green creepers. BRAC’s headquarters is in the heart of the capital, Dhaka, but it’s making waves in thousands of lives across Bangladesh and 10 other countries.
April 21, 2019

A green step out of poverty

Can we tackle extreme poverty and protect the environment at the same time? Learn how this programme is doing both.
March 11, 2019

The start-up stories you do not hear about

Our search for business inspiration often starts and ends in million-dollar companies, glossy tech start-ups and management books. We often do not know the stories behind the labels closest to us. Behind-the-label narratives are not only found in huge export-oriented ready-made garments factories, but on the streets around us.
January 24, 2019

Achieving the good things: BRAC microfinance in 2018

From introducing new services and pilot products to improvements in process and delivery, we continued on our journey towards achieving our goal of financial inclusion.