Agriculture and Food Security
Innovative, client-focused and sustainable, BRAC’s microfinance programme is a critical component of our holistic approach to support livelihoods. Over the course of the last four decades, we have grown to become one of the world’s largest providers of financial services to the poor, providing tools that millions can use to better manage their lives.|
Improving socio-economic conditions for Liberians
Since 2008, BRAC has been working in Liberia to lift people out of poverty by fostering entrepreneurship and helping people realise their potential. BRAC microfinance offers opportunities for the marginalized to gain access to financial services, better manage their households, and utilise their resources more efficiently. Our services also provide protection against risks and enable our borrowers to become economically active.
The aim of the programme is to increase access to microfinance services for marginalized families, to initiate sustainable microenterprises and to strengthen institutional structures for effective microcredit system management. The main impact of microfinance is additional sources of employment for the rural poor, which has a significant impact on the borrowers’ family income.
We also play an important role in capacity development of our local employees and practitioners in this sector by providing specialised and practical training to raise the awareness and capacity of our borrowers and their community. We also help the government of Liberia to develop a well-founded and functional microfinance sector.
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