What BRAC is Doing for the Poor
Using multifaceted development interventions, BRAC strives to foster education, create wealth, better health, and improve quality of life.
Since BRAC’s modest inception as a small-scale relief rehabilitation project in 1972, it has grown into one of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations, with over 40,000 full-time staff and over 160,000 paraprofessionals, 72 percent of which are women. BRAC’s annual budget is over $430 million, 78 percent of which is self-financed, and its microfinance program, with six million borrowers, has cumulatively disbursed $4 billion. Over 3 million kids have already graduated from BRAC’s schools. BRAC’s health program reaches over 100 million people in Bangladesh.
Asia Society and the Open Society Foundations recently hosted a forum titled Thinking Big and Scaling Up—BRAC's Model for Poverty Alleviation.
Listen to the full event above.