BRAC USA

Our mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable men and women to realize their potential.
Apr 1, 2015

No longer in need of support

We are still in the process of donating and distributing food supplies and offering other support to families who have been impacted by the avalanche. The disaster in Afghanistan has been devastating for many of the communities that BRAC works in. However our program team in Afghanistan have received support from other funders and we no longer need GlobalGiving donors for this opportunity. We are always grateful for the opportunities that arise from GlobalGiving, but we want to make sure we are maximizing donor support where we need it most. For this reason, we would like to deactivate the project at this time.

Mar 13, 2015

Agriculture Innovations Empower Farmers

Grace is a farmer in BRAC
Grace is a farmer in BRAC's Agriculture project

BRAC takes an integrated approach to help people rise out of poverty and realize their potential. This is why BRAC has been developing an extensive agricultural network that invests in research and technology that could increase farming yields, and as a result empower farmers in Tanzania.  

BRAC has already established an effective method of production, distribution and marketing of quality seeds at reasonable prices and has created a system where poor farmers receive microcredit support. There are also numerous agricultural training programs provided to the farmers, such as the Vegetable and Kitchen Farmers program, where the farmers are provided with technical knowledge about producing simple crops in small pieces of land.

However, BRAC wants to go beyond its current success in Tanzania and develop a system where production is increased by expanding irrigation, there is greater access to quality fertilizers and pesticides, and larger investment in its agriculture research stations to develop disease-resistant seed varieties. The current activities along with BRAC’s plan to expand the project will target the problem of poor crop productivity in a more effective manner.  

Thank you for donating to support this work. As we look to catalyze agricultural innovation in Tanzania we appreciate your help in empowering our farmers! 

Feb 13, 2015

Putting Entrepreneurs Back On Their Feet

Sallay Mansaray and Tennah Kamara. Sierra Leone.
Sallay Mansaray and Tennah Kamara. Sierra Leone.

Sallay Mansaray and Tennah Kamara work in the fields, watering their crops in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. With your help we can help these women get back on their feet. 

Although the situation in West Africa is by most measures under control, the impact of the Ebola outbreak on community and farming activities in Liberia and Sierra Leone has been catastrophic. As governments closed or restricted cross-border transactions, there was a scarcity of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, seeds and agro-tools. This lead to a drop in output from farming activities and also caused disruption to the regular farming cycle. Although all BRAC operations in Sierra Leone and Liberia resumed in November 2014, the farmers are still struggling to produce crops due to a price hike in seed prices. 

BRAC intended to make the program self-sufficient in the third year of its operation, but had to reassess this goal and reallocate funds to maintain farming activities during the Ebola crisis. 

BRAC is taking necessary steps that aim to accelerate the recovery process for the farmers affected by the Ebola crisis. This includes developing a program that will build the capacity and resilience of Agriculture systems in order to achieve long-term positive social, economic and nutritional results. The recovery program also promotes entrepreneurship and improvement in food supply production. BRAC will also provide financial and credit support for farmers and micro-entrepreneurs who have been directly affected by the outbreak. We are looking to raise funds that would allow us to provide cash transfers to the farmers in order to support household income and help replace raw inputs, such as seeds and fertilizers. 

Thank you for donating to support this work. As we look to build further resilience in West Africa we appreciate your help to put entreprenuers back on their feet!

 
   

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