Stories and Profiles


Since 1972, BRAC has empowered the isolated poor to become active agents of change.  Women and girls have been the central analytical lens of BRAC’s anti-poverty approach, recognizing both their vulnerabilities but also their thirst for change.

BRAC works in 8 countries to combat poverty. In Bangladesh alone, they reach three-quarters of the entire population, in 70,000 villages and 2000 slums, with integrated services for rural and urban communities.  BRAC employs more than 100,000 people–microfinance officers, teachers, health staff, and enterprise managers.

BRAC believes that poverty must be tackled from a holistic viewpoint, transitioning individuals from being aid recipients to becoming empowered citizens in control of their own destinies.