BRAC (10 Countries)


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Field: microfinance, social entrepreneurship, health care, nutrition, education – an holistic approach

Where: Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Afghanistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

BRAC is a non-governmental development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. Started in Bangladesh in 1972, it focuses on work with poor women, who are the worst affected by poverty.

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About Us

Who Are We?  Why Are We Doing What We're Doing?


We are professional women 55+.  Most of us were active in the Women’s Movement.  We have traveled extensively in developing countries.  On the ground we’ve seen compelling evidence of the truth of the research, the profound difference it makes to society if mothers have food security for their children and sustainable futures for their families. We’ve been awed by the transformation of women who found opportunities to emerge from poverty and taken control of their own lives.  We’ve walked beside them and heard their stories.  We’ve seen their self-esteem grow, their leadership skills emerge and their voices heard.  We can help change the world for these women for decades to come by investing the same passion we summoned for our own battle for women’s equality.  

We and our friends and colleagues have participated in all of the engagement opportunities we list on this site.  Our experiences have been exciting, challenging and immensely rewarding at this time in our lives.  If you are looking for ways to continue to be relevant and active, increase your networks, use your talents and add excitement and fulfilling experiences to your lives in the years ahead, we urge you to join us.   Together we can make a difference in the developing world and help create a more just and safe world for our daughters and our granddaughters. 

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Global Horizons for Women, Co-founder


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