BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor.
BRAC went to Nepal with immediate relief after the massive earthquakes of 2015. We are now supporting long-term recovery of affected communities in Namobuddha municipality and Kavrepalanchowk district. We completed our first project in Nepal in Namobuddha, a one-year comprehensive project to strengthen health care service by capacitating female community health volunteers. This year we have expanded into two neighbouring wards in Namobuddha and Kathmandu.
According to a 2014 report by the International Labor Organization, youth unemployment is at 19% in Nepal. Many choose to migrate abroad for employment opportunities. BRAC is providing hands on skills development of 150 young people living in poverty in Kathmandu to prepare them for employment through apprenticeship. We are also empowering young girls through adolescent clubs and improving sanitation by building latrines and raising hygiene awareness. We are also supporting 110 agricultural and livestock farmers.
Population: 29 million (World Bank, 2016) GDP per capita: USD 730 (World Bank, 2016) People living below poverty: 25.2% (World Bank, 2015)