CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation

June 26, 2012

Safety net for the poor: BRAC Bangladesh – part 1

Syed Hashemi, head of the BRAC Development Institute at BRAC University, talks about BRAC's "safety net for the poor" - the ultra poor program - on the Microsave podcast. Check out the video below.
December 1, 2011

Asqual and Mehrat climb out of extreme poverty

The below article was originally posted by Ann Miles, Director of Microfinance at The MasterCard Foundation, and Susan Davis, President & CEO of BRAC USA on the CGAP-Ford Graduation Program blog. Earlier this month, Ann and Susan visited one of the Graduation Program pilot projects in Ethiopia.
November 30, 2011

Graduating the poor out of poverty in Ethiopia

The below article was originally posted by Sandeep Kaur, a Communications Officer at BRAC Development Institute (BDI) on the CGAP-Ford Graduation Program blog.
April 2, 2009

BRAC Helps Others Implement Ultra Poor Programs

For those who are too poor even to benefit from microfinance loans, BRAC has a special program providing the ultra poor with a pathway out of poverty. Instead of giving these women loans, BRAC gives them assets: a cow, chickens, seeds, fabric for sewing, etc. depending on the livelihood they want to pursue. We provide them with training and extra support, like feed and vaccinations, and visit them every week to check on the progress of their new business and make sure they're able to meet their basic needs.