BRAC Pakistan

Mission: To empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice.

Where they work: Pakistan (BRAC also work in multiple other countries across Asia & Africa)

Our partnership: We supported BRAC Pakistan’s livelihood programme with grant funding from 2017 to 2019.

Around a quarter of Pakistan’s rural population live in extreme poverty, a rate that is eight times higher than urban areas. In addition to other services, BRAC Pakistan have therefore introduced their livelihoods programme to Pakistan. This programme aims to graduate out of poverty the most vulnerable women in society through entrepreneurship. Each participant chooses a business asset (such as livestock) and receives training on how to use the asset to create a sustainable income. To ensure that they can be productive, the participants receive additional ‘wrap-around’ services for up to two years, including a weekly food stipend until the asset is profitable, and access to community health services.

Find out more about their work on their website.