Safe Spaces & Loans for 2,000 Girls in Bangladesh

by BRAC USA

Summary

BRAC's project will provide 2,000 girls in Bangladesh with safe spaces which will enhance their social awareness, confidence and build their social capital, and encourage life skills development.
$87,150
total goal
$69,816
remaining
152
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

There are 600 million adolescent girls living in poverty in the developing world. This project benefits a fraction of these poor in Bangladesh. Safe Spaces seeks to reduce the inequalities and gender discrimination, increase sociability, improve educational attainments, economically empower teenage girls, reduce early marriage and its harmful effects and enhance health awareness and practices.

Solution

Develop 50 safe spaces; train 50 teenage leaders & 2,000 girls in livelihood, life skills, & financial literacy; establish microfinance groups & initiate loan activities; perform process and qualitative research & impact evaluation.

Long-Term Impact

An educated girl marries 4 years later, has 2.2 fewer children and reinvests 90% of her income in her family. Educating girls reduces overall HIV and malnutrition, leads to higher high school attendance and reduces risky and early sexual initiation.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​mailto:michelle@bracusa.org
Project Website
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, New York United States

Funded Project!

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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