We launched operations in Pakistan in 2007 to assist the government of Pakistan to alleviate poverty, and increase access to education and health. We are currently operating projects in microfinance, education, health and ultra poor programmes.
Our microfinance programme is contributing towards financial inclusion and poverty reduction. We are incorporating digital financial solutions to provide three loan components: microloans, small enterprise programme and agriculture loan. We are targeting women in particular and our programme is designed to harness women who has entrepreneurial abilities to reduce their vulnerabilities and empower them socially and economically.
Our primary schools provide quality and cost effective education to out-of-school children, particularly girls, easing their transition from home into non formal school settings. We are supporting the government of Pakistan to achieve the Vision 2025 goal of achieving universal primary education and minimizing gender parity in education.
Our health programme supports the Government of Pakistan to improve access to essential health care facilities, particularly of women and children to reduce infant and maternal mortality. We are delivering culturally sensitive health education lessons, along with basic curative services while linking patients to nearest government facilities through a network of trained community health promoters.
In partnership with the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, we are implementing the Programme for Poverty Reduction in two union councils of district Lasbela. This is an integrated project with a holistic development approach involving social mobilisation, health, education, livelihood and physical infrastructure; to develop an enabling environment for social and economic development and stability in the area.
Population: 208 million (World Bank, 2017) GDP per capita: USD 1,468 (World Bank, 2017) People living below poverty line: 6% (World Bank, 2017)
A few highlights:
Operating 1,454 primary schools, enrolled 43,350 children (64% girls) and trained 1,347 teachers in Sindh
5,493 learners graduated
Provided care to 2,687 pregnant women and referred 858 children for immunisation
We disbursed loans totalling USD 18.53 million
We reached 56,723 clients
BRAC Pakistan has been issued the Non-Banking Finance Company License by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.