Over the many decades I've been giving to charities, I've learned a lot through both positive and negative experiences. Consequently, I've become pretty good at ferreting out the better charities to give to. Every year I insist on speaking with the highest ranking executive of every charity I donate to, then I vet the information I receive over the net for veracity. I've been extremely pleased with BRAC and have doubled my annual donation and doubled that again. Susan Davis, is a big reason for those increases. As a business person, it is very important for me to know that a value priced executive is in charge. Susan provides that level of confidence, and is a very positive reflection of the entire BRAC team. TF
BRAC is, objectively, unparalleled in terms of its ability to achieve things on scale
BRAC is a fantastic organization! It is doing excellent work in and making significant contributions to the field of adolescent girls--we are closely watching its achievements to replicate learning into our context.
BRAC is passionate about its commitment to poverty eradication and social change. A success story of economic well being and social change particularly in Bangladesh
BRAC is an incredible organization doing amazing work in the developing world. I worked with them from 2013-2015 and have continued to stay connected--the BRAC family makes you never want to leave! Their approach is unique within development--for its focus on frugal innovation, achieving scale and unrelenting search for impact.
I had the opportunity to intern at BRAC USA this summer and it has been a wonderful experience. It is enthralling to see how many people BRAC has been able to reach out to and make a difference in their lives. BRAC has been able to come with innovative solutions to eradicate ultra poverty, empower women and adolescents, provide education and healthcare and so much more. More importantly, these solutions are scale-able, sustainable and effective.
Additionally, BRAC USA is a tight-knit community with friendly, extremely talented people with an inspiring and charismatic leader to match.
I am currently interning with BRAC USA and just as many others have echoed, BRAC has a clear vision of what key problems they plan to address in the world. BRAC is innovative and collaborative. They seem to have found a problem in society with a solution that has spread like wildfire in hopes of eradicating ultra poverty as well as empowering women and girls, providing education and so much more.
thanks very much for sharing this information with me.I would like to comment BRAC for this wonderful work done.I went to Bangladesh to understudy the brac TUP/SUP program in September 2010 and i got to know the good work brac has done to bring people out of ultra poverty.
The Innovation for poverty action and the Presbyterian Agricultural service-Northern Ghana is implementing this program called Graduating from ultra poverty (GUP). we are currently conducting baseline survey on the clients selected to participate in the program.
finally i will want to commend brac for this great achievements and hope that many countries including Ghana could benefit from this health program.
I worked as a summer intern in summer of 09' for MANOSHI- MNCH maternal and neonatal health project in urban slums of Dhaka.My ‘light-bulb’ moment in public health came inside a small hut in a crowded Bangladeshi slum as I watched a group of women-all undereducated slum dwellers- help a woman give birth to a healthy baby girl. All they used for what I once thought as a complicated surgical procedure was a sterile scalpel, piece of thread, some gauze, a plastic sheet and incessant religious chants. This moment brought into stark reality the positive impact this community-based approach have and will continue to have in reducing high maternal and neonatal mortality rates in Bangladesh. During my in-depth interviews, regional meetings and personal encounters with Bangladeshi health workers and slum inhabitants, I learned how community-based health can pave a path not only to upgrade living standards but also to safeguard human rights and gender equality. BRAC has done a highly commendable job in reaching and serving these underpriviledged women and thier families and creating a healthier generation amidst extraordinary levels of poverty. At MANOSHI what is saw was women's empowerment I have read in books and policy reports, put into action. I wish BRAC-Bangladesh and its staff more and more strength to carry out thier wonderful work in eliminating poverty, safeguarding human rights and empowering women and younger generations in Bangladesh!
I became a volunteer through BRAC USA after four years of experience in Investment Banking and Private Equity investing. This experience in providing financial, strategic and management support to middle market and entrepreneurial businesses helped lay the ground work for my interest in the support and development of social enterprises, particularly in the developing world. BRAC represents a pioneer in the field and stands as the world’s’ most successful and diversified social enterprise development organization as demonstrated by the range of program support enterprises and commercial projects it has established over the last 30 years. Each enterprise is aimed at providing its beneficiaries with high quality inputs and market access at fair prices. Additionally, any profit that is generated through commercial ventures such as BRAC Dairy and Aarong retail stores is reinvested into the organization to support programs in education, health, social development and disaster relief. Over a three month period I volunteered to work in Bangladesh. As a volunteer I visited many of BRAC’s social enterprises and met with the talented and dedicated management teams to gain a better understanding of the operations, future initiatives and track record of social development. I feel very fortunate to have been provided this opportunity by BRAC as it was a unique experience to learn more about BRAC’s pioneering social business model. It is a model that demonstrates the efficiency, growth and scale of high performing social enterprises and helps define the true potential of corporate social impact. As BRAC’s Managing Director of Enterprises and former commercial banking executive, Mr. Rumee Ali told me on my first day, the commercial world has a lot to learn about the true meaning of “corporate responsibility,” an often used but vaguely defined and applied buzzword that I gained more appreciation and admiration for with each day at BRAC.