BRAC Safe Spaces & Loans for Girls in Tanzania

 
$47,915
$42,085
Raised
Remaining
Apr 8, 2011

Celebrating Girls' Empowerment

Last month, women and men across the world celebrated International Women’s Day with marches of solidarity in support of women and girls. BRAC Tanzania staff and girls’ clubs joined the global celebration with a rally, a discussion of women’s issues, and a culture festival. BRAC Tanzania’s participation recognizes of the achievements of the girls in the Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents (ELA) program.  Click here to read more and see pictures from the celebration.

Meanwhile, our girls are doing great! All 20 clubs are still running, and we keep making progress with:

  • 830 members and 20 mentors (one for each club)
  • 167 girls provided with livelihood training
  • 244 girls have formed microfinance clubs and taken out more than $33,225 in loans to help start and grow their business initiatives

Thanks for your continued support!

About BRAC

BRAC is a global development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. BRAC’s holistic approach aims to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable women and men to realize their potential. BRAC was launched in Bangladesh in 1972 and today reaches more than 138 million people in Africa and Asia through its programs that address poverty by providing micro-loans, self-employment opportunities, health services, education and legal and human rights services. Click here to learn more about BRAC.

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Funded

Thanks to 496 donors like you, a total of $47,915 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

BRAC USA

New York, NY, United States
http://www.bracusa.org

Project Leader

Scott MacMillan

New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

Map of BRAC Safe Spaces & Loans for Girls in Tanzania