History

January 13, 2019
BLOG History

She was the heart and soul of BRAC

Ayesha Abed, one of the most instrumental figures in BRAC’s history, is the person behind the birth of Aarong. She initiated many of the major activities, identifying and experimenting with various crafts that women could easily produce at home. Dr Martha Chen shares her tribute on one of her most cherished friends.
January 4, 2018
BLOG History

An accountant with a mighty vision

This post is the first in a series shedding light on the early years of Bangladesh, and a man whose contributions were instrumental in the remarkable strides the country has made since then. The post has been translated after it originally appeared on Prothom Alo, Bangladesh's leading daily newspaper.
April 26, 2016
BLOG History

A tribute to a champion of the deprived

I can think of few people who have done more for the world's deprived population than Fazle Hasan Abed. His contribution spans Bangladesh where BRAC, the organisation he founded in 1972, services close to 10 million of the country's underprivileged households.