BRAC

Rating: 4.89 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, International, Economic Development

Location: 110 William Street 29th floor New York NY 10038 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: 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
Programs: 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.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

BRAC is one of the very few 501(c)3 organizations that has a wise and clear mission backed by the enormous ability of the leadership team to execute its defined strategy in a flawless manner. The impact of BRAC is creating an awakening amongst the women with respect to the value they can add in making their communities more "just" and less disadvantageous in economic terms. If only it was possible to clone BRAC our world would be a much better place for humankind.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Resource generation is becoming a bigger challenge. I am most impressed with BRAC's success ratio in presenting convincing grant proposals and obtaining funding from diverse group of donors including some of the best-known and well-respected foundations

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the competence of its staff and the passion with which they do their work

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

absoultely superb

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

add $100 million worth of results to promote social justice and mitigate poverty

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

One of the things I most admire about BRAC is its holistic approach to poverty development (microfinance, public health, education, and empowerment). I have had the opportunity to visit some BRAC projects in Bangladesh and see them in action and they are truly doing transformational work. Additionally, BRAC's innovative social enterprise model allows for a very successful mode to empower the needy while raising funds to sustain BRAC programs that support communities around the world. BRAC's ability to deploy their unique holistic development models around the world makes them an innovative leader in the social sector. Lastly, BRAC's capacity in terms of employing over 125,000 is absolutly impressive and speaks volume about its reach and success.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

BRAC's Brace and Limb Center, a health center, and schools in Bangaldesh.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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