With your continued support, plus training and a micro-loan from BRAC, Asha learned a lot. In fact, her chicken business is helping her go back to school so she can learn even more.
Asha used to sit at home with nothing to do. Her father couldn't afford to send her to school, and she had no skills with which to get a job. In short, her future seemed bleak.
She joined one of BRAC's adolescent girls clubs and signed up for livelihood training to learn how to raise chickens. After completing the training, she took out a micro-loan from BRAC and bought 200 day-old chicks to raise. Thanks to the training she received, she knew to get her chickens vaccinated and to give them the proper food and space to move around in so they would grow up healthy.
Asha's already sold 100 of her chickens, and is using some of the profits to go back to school!
Meet Happy, Madina, and Asha, three girls from Dodoma, Tanzania who took out micro-loans and received training from BRAC to start their own businesses. Thanks to you, these girls are happy, healthy and thriving!
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!
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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