BRAC Safe Spaces & Loans for Girls in Tanzania

by BRAC USA

Summary

BRAC's project will provide 500 girls in Tanzania with 20 safe spaces, education and micro loans to help them lead confident, self-reliant, dignified lives. BRAC manages a similar program in Uganda.
$90,000
total goal
$42,085
remaining
496
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

There are 600 million teenage girls living in poverty in the developing world. This project benefits girls in one of the world's poorest countries: Tanzania. The project addresses the prevalent inequalities created by subordination, early marriage, frequent pregnancy, abandonment, divorce, domestic violence, marginalization and exclusion through financial and social interventions. The effect is a higher standard of living for families, villages, and the entire country.

Solution

Life skill training, reading, socializing at the center, playing indoor games, income generation training courses, extra-curricular activities, livelihood training, micro finance group formation, micro lending, impact research.

Long-Term Impact

An educated girl marries 4 years later, has 2.2 fewer children and reinvests 90% of her income in her family as opposed to a man's 35%. Educating girls reduces overall HIV and malnutrition and also leads to higher high school attendance.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.brac.net/​usa/​adolescents.php
BRAC USA Website
BRAC Blog
BRAC on YouTube

Organization Information

BRAC USA

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.bracusa.org
BRAC USA
Project Leader:
Scott MacMillan
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

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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