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A mother and daughter in Bangladesh

our impact


children graduated from BRAC schools


microfinance clients


community health workers delivering last-mile care


families graduated out of extreme poverty

We aim high and think big. BRAC’s proven, practical solutions spark enterprise and lasting change. We equip people with the tools, opportunity, and skills to lift themselves out of poverty and reach their potential.

Here’s how we do it.


We invest in the ability of small-scale farmers to grow more food, earn more income, and build secure businesses, with a focus on women and youth. We address the root causes and barriers to help communities solve their own problems and reduce the risk of climate change and economic shocks.


Farmer in Liberia


Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn. That’s why we serve more than a million children in the most vulnerable communities with quality education. To spark potential and power children to succeed, our cradle-to-career approach involves early childhood education programs, low-cost and high-quality primary schools, scholarships for secondary and tertiary education, and vocational and skills training.


Play Lab in Africa

Financial inclusion

We ensure that the most vulnerable people can access financial services that help them manage crises, grow their assets, and invest in businesses to escape poverty. Our microfinance and mobile banking services are tailored to reach vulnerable women, farmers, youth, migrant workers, and small business owners to expand opportunities and increase self-reliance.

Financial inclusion

Health care

We make health systems stronger and deliver care in the most vulnerable communities. With a particular focus on keeping mothers, babies, and young children healthy, our community health workers deliver care directly to families at home to prevent malnutrition, treat diseases, and save lives.

Health care

community health worker in uganda treating a mother and daughter

Humanitarian response

Effective solutions that help communities withstand and recover from natural disasters, conflict, and health threats are more important than ever. We partner with people in crisis to help them survive and build back better in the long term. We are responding to COVID-19 on the front lines in 11 countries, and meeting the urgent needs of those affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Humanitarian response

Humanitarian play lab - Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh

Social enterprises

Our social enterprises create opportunities to help communities lift themselves out of poverty while generating revenue that strengthens BRAC’s capacity to benefit people and the planet. They support small business owners, generate livelihood opportunities, and fill market gaps that create barriers for people living in poverty.

Social enterprises

The artisans of Aarong

Ultra-Poor Graduation

We equip people living in extreme poverty—those living on less than $1.90 a day—with the tools, skills, and support to escape the poverty trap. Through our pioneering, proven Ultra-Poor Graduation approach, participants unlock their potential and lift themselves out of poverty.

Ultra-Poor Graduation

Graduation participants

Youth empowerment

Empowered youth can harvest endless possibilities. By providing safe spaces, teaching life skills, inspiring self-belief, and creating economic opportunities, we empower young people to break the cycle of poverty and unlock their full potential.

Youth empowerment

ELA Club in Africa

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We reach 100 million people across Asia and Africa.

We envision a world where everyone has the chance to realize their potential.

Data-driven innovation

BRAC continuously innovates, tests, and strengthens its solutions to maximize its effectiveness.

Community engagement

BRAC develops solutions in partnership with communities, building trust and prioritizing local needs.

A holistic approach

Poverty is complex and multifaceted, and it demands holistic solutions. BRAC’s programs are designed to address poverty’s many dimensions.

Sustainable solutions

BRAC takes a business approach to ending poverty, using social enterprise models to recover costs and accelerate impact at scale.

Our work in action

Scaling a proven solution for the most vulnerable

Over 700 million people around the world live in extreme poverty. BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation approach has already helped millions gain the tools and hope to lift themselves out of poverty. Find out how we plan to reach 21 million more.

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Our work is only possible with the support of people like you.