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Sustainable development goals: Dignity

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Dignity

Making a real contribution in halving the population living below poverty line in Bangladesh.

 

From 2002 to 2014,

We trained 1.6 miilion ultra-poor women in enterprise development
523,425 women received productive assets as grant

Here is a story we would like to share about Dignity

Neela-Rani

Neela Rani was forced to marry as a child and her dream to continue education was forever gone. In 2006, after enrolling in BRAC's targeting ultra poor programme (TUP), Neela received training and land on lease so she could start her own nursery business. She went on to become a community health worker for BRAC. In 2011, people in her village urged her to run for the union council election at her hometown, and Neela won! She was appointed as the vice chairman. About her plans for the coming days, Neela says, “My son has finished his secondary school and I dream to give him the educational opportunities I was once denied. I will continue to work for my village and hope to be elected as the union council chairman!”

BRAC's TUP programme is an innovation that was created to graduate people who live for less than USD 0.60 a day.

 

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