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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Poverty Facts: Reasons to care about poverty

Each year, more than 18 million people around the word die from poverty.

More than one billion people in the world live on less than a dollar per day.

Approximately half of the world's population lives on less than $2.50 per day.

One third of deaths worldwide are due to poverty-related causes.  Since 1990, 270 million people have died due to poverty, the majority women and children; this number is near that of the population of the United States.

Approximately 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.  Close to half of all people in developing countries are suffering at any given time from a health problem caused by water and sanitation deficits.

Download ]  Garmeen Foundation Poverty Fact Sheet

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Video about the importance of investing in women’s access to water, land, seeds, credit and markets to decrease poverty and malnutrition.  » Click to view

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WHY INVEST IN WOMEN?  From Half the Sky Movement  » Click to view 

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