Financial inclusion

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.
November 14, 2018

An engine of our growth

Agriculture plays a powerful role in poverty reduction, according to a study done by BRAC’s research and evaluation division. The study revealed that the agricultural sector can reduce poverty-related sufferings faster than other sectors.
October 31, 2018

How does microfinance support social transformation?

Microfinance is the idea that individuals from low-income backgrounds are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty if given access to financial services. This starts with what most of us take for granted - savings, insurance and credit facilities.
October 23, 2018

Bridging the digital gender divide in financial inclusion

Partnerships are key to unlocking the potential of technology for the most excluded, especially women.
September 25, 2018

Can empathy end poverty?

The connection between Zakia and Firoza becomes instantly evident when you see them talk to each other. Firoza listens intently as Zakia speaks in a soft, empathetic tone. For Firoza, Zakia is not only a manager apa (sister) from BRAC - she is the only person who she trusts completely.