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  • BRAC and Youth Financial Services
  • Introduction to BRAC Started in Bangladesh in 1972 Reaches 110 million people Economic development, education, health, social development, human rights and legal services 72% women Our mission is to achieve “a just, enlightened, healthy, democratic society free from hunger, poverty, environmental degradation, and all forms of exploitation based on age, sex, religion and ethnicity”.
  • Context: Girls in Bangladesh Conservative society Mobility restricted Marginalized No income sources Little or no decision making power
  • Existing Interventions Adolescent Development Program (ADP) Started in 1993 411,250 adolescent girls reached through 8660 Clubs Employment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) Started in late 2000 429,959 members reached through 21,416 Village Organizations (VO)