Rating: 4.91 stars   22 reviews


110 William Street 29th floor New York NY 10038 USA


Our vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. Our mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable women and men to realize their potential.


BRAC has: * made more than $6 billion in microfinance loans to 7 million women and their families, * educated more than 6 million children, * created more than 10 million employment opportunities, * provided health education and services to 100 million people through women health promoters, and * provided safe spaces, training and microfinance to thousands of adolescent girls

Target demographics:

BRAC targets people, mostly women and children, whose lives are dominated by multiple forms of deprivation.

Geographic areas served:

Asia, Africa and the Carribbean


BRAC reaches more than 138 million people worldwide through its micro-loans, education and health services, human rights and legal services, and self-employment opportunities. BRAC's 125,000 staff members work in 11 countries across the world - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Liberia, Pakistan, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda, with affiliate offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

"There were times when I didn’t even have enough rice to cook one full meal a day. Now that I am a part of BRAC, I can cook three meals or more a day for me and my nine children. That is why I am happy now.” - Robia Khatun “Wherever I go now, people pay attention to me and take what I have to say seriously.” -Anita Rani Dash “BRAC people came to us and everyone in our village to see what we’d lost and what we needed. They gave us rice and other food. If they hadn’t, we might have died from hunger.” - Fatema, Cyclone Sidr survivor “I did not have a job before joining BRAC. Now I am a Health Worker with BRAC in Sahiwal. I joined BRAC to give service to humanity.” – Nasreen

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“I have a better life now. I have a successful business, my family eats well, and everyone is healthy. My children are happier than before.” - Rahim Musa Ho Halmakta

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