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Empowering the Poor

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Which renewable energy resource has provided electricity to hundreds of thousands of rural villagers thanks to microenterprise loans?
  • Wind energy
    39%
     
  • Solar energy (correct)
    BRAC has been promoting solar energy for rural households who live outside of the national power grid. To date, BRAC has successfully installed 36,830 solar panels benefitting 180,000 rural villagers.
    50%
     
  • Geothermal heat
    10%
     
4870 responses
By improving the capacity of a community to deal with health problems, primary health services can be provided to reduce the health risks for the poor. Which is the leading cause of death for adults in Uganda and Tanzania?
  • HIV/AIDS (correct)
    While HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for adults, BRAC has health programs to address all of these health issues and more.
    50%
     
  • Tuberculosis
    7%
     
  • Malaria
    32%
     
  • Childbirth
    8%
     
4864 responses
BRAC began 37 years ago as a modest relief and rehabilitation project in Bangladesh, but has become a large and innovative global organization that fights against extreme poverty. With over three decades of experience and success, BRAC is taking its holistic approach to help other developing countries. Of the countries listed below, which need help from BRAC and concerned individuals like you to empower the poor and alleviate poverty?
  • Bangladesh
    1%
     
  • Afghanistan
    1%
     
  • Sri Lanka
    0%
     
  • Pakistan
    0%
     
  • Uganda
    1%
     
  • Tanzania
    1%
     
  • Sudan
    1%
     
  • Liberia
    0%
     
  • Sierra Leone
    0%
     
  • All of the above (correct)
    BRAC has programs in all of these countries, where they are helping women and their families break the cycle of poverty by building scalable, sustainable institutions that, over time, are indigenously led to create wealth for the poor, promote health and social development and advance education and entrepreneurship.
    90%
     
4870 responses