Victoria: mother, entrepreneur, dreamer

The impact of your donation

Born in Tanzania, Victoria lacked the financial security to start a business and support her family. While working as a maid, Victoria learned how to sew but still struggled to make ends meet. Learn how she discovered her entrepreneurial spirit.

When we work together to end poverty, we see results


children graduated from BRAC schools


vulnerable women and families accessing microfinance services


families graduated out of extreme poverty


farmers trained to increase their productivity and income

Take poverty personally

Give up your cup to end extreme poverty

To celebrate #EndPovertyDay, a group of generous donors will match ALL donations made this October.

Your gift has a ripple effect for families living in poverty

There was a time when Scholastica used to have to ask her neighbors for a little salt to add to her family’s meals. But, with ten children – four biological and six adopted from her community – the requests started to add up. Eventually, she stopped asking. But, like all mothers, Scholastica was determined to provide for her children. After joining BRAC's Graduation program, Scholastica leveraged her aptitude for entrepreneurship and started a vegetable stand. Now, with her expanding grocery business, her children never go to bed hungry.

Here's how it works

You give up your morning cup of coffee and donate $5 or more.

A generous group of donors matches your gift, and we rush your gift to where it is needed most.

Our teams activate change by empowering vulnerable people with life skills, education, training, and so much more.

Together, we move the needle on poverty and make intergenerational change.

The incredible power of one small change

There's no such thing as small change. Giving up your morning cup of coffee can make a big impact for people living on less than $2.15 a day.