Social Enterprises

Solutions for social challenges and surplus for greater impact

A Social enterprise lies at the intersection of business and traditional non-profit.

Social enterprises are self-sustaining cause-driven business entities that create social impact by offering solutions to social challenges and reinvesting their surplus to sustain and generate greater impact.

Aarong

Aarong

Harnesses the skills of 65,000 artisans across Bangladesh through a vast network of rural production centres and independent producers. Aarong is one of the country's largest lifestyle retail chains.

BRAC Dairy

BRAC Dairy

Ensures fair prices for over 50,000 farmers across Bangladesh and providing a wide variety of high quality dairy products to urban consumers. BRAC Dairy is the third largest milk processor in the country, with operations spanning the entire dairy value chain.

BRAC Chicken

BRAC Chicken

Supplies high quality dressed chicken and value-added frozen food products to a range of clients and retailers. BRAC Chicken operates one of the largest automated poultry processing plants in the country.

BRAC Seed and Agro

BRAC Seed and Agro

Processes, markets and distributes high quality seeds through an extensive network of farmers, dealers and retailers across Bangladesh. BRAC Seed and Agro is the largest private sector seed producer in the country.

BRAC Artificial Insemination

BRAC Artificial Insemination

Provides insemination services to cattle farmers to boost local income and milk production by introducing higher quality cow breeds. BRAC Artificial Insemination employs a total of 2,200 trained insemination workers across the country.

BRAC Nursery

BRAC Nursery

Sells high quality seedlings, potted plants and additional landscaping services to promote tree plantation. BRAC Nursery has been awarded first prize in the NGO category at the National Tree Fair consecutively for nine years.

BRAC Sericulture

BRAC Sericulture

Operates silk production facility by engaging rural women from bottom of the pyramid at every stage of the silk-making process. BRAC Sericulture’s beautiful fabrics are sold at Aarong and in trade fairs.

BRAC Fisheries

BRAC Fisheries

Harnesses the potential of Bangladesh’s ponds for commercial fish farming. BRAC Fisheries is the market leader for all of the products it offers, as well as the leading wholesale fish food supplier in regional markets.

BRAC Recycled Handmade Paper

BRAC Recycled Handmade Paper

Creates decorative and stationery products by turning discarded paper materials into items such as envelopes, gift boxes, lampshades and photo frames.

BRAC Cold Storage

BRAC Cold Storage

Provides storage facility for harvested yields of potato farmers to ensure that none of their hard work goes to waste. BRAC Cold Storage ensures freshness not only by storing produce, but also by integrating farmers with the potato processing industry.

BRAC Salt

BRAC Salt

Ensures a steady supply of iodised salt to fight deficiencies that many people in rural areas suffer from. BRAC Salt ensures steady income for a wide network of local salt farmers.

BRAC Printing Pack

BRAC Printing Pack

Produces flexible packaging material for food items, processed edibles and agricultural inputs. BRAC Printing Pack is one of the most prominent in the country’s packaging industry.

BRAC Sanitary Napkin and Delivery Kit

BRAC Sanitary Napkin and Delivery Kit

Produces safe, hygienic and handmade sanitary napkins to allow women to attend work and school regularly, as well as delivery kits and medical kits to facilitate safe births.

Two of the most significant challenges that continue to hinder economic growth and social empowerment, particularly for women in rural areas, are sustainable livelihood generation and market access. Over 75% of small farmers in Bangladesh earn less than USD 2 per day.

BRAC Social Enterprises equip individuals - microentrepreneurs, farmers, and producers - with the necessary tools and resources needed for greater economic participation. We establish vital linkages across value chains to ensure market viability. The social mission is at the core of everything that we do; establishing inclusive ecosystems that improve conditions for both producers and consumers.

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Contact us

Bangladesh/Headquarters: BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212.
Tel: 880-2-9881265. E-mail: info@brac.net