BRAC Liberia Annual Report 2010
BRAC is an organisation that believes in scale. Since 2008, BRAC has been working to lift people in Liberia out of poverty by fostering entrepreneurship and helping Liberians realise their potential. We have launched successful programmes in microfinance, health, agriculture, livestock and poultry, reaching 640,490 of the poorest Liberians. In 2010, our microfinance programme expanded to 30 branches and more than doubled its number of borrowers while our agriculture programme started production of high quality rice seeds at our Kingsville seed testing and multiplication farm and the health programme established a diagnostic laboratory to provide low cost medical services to poor Liberians. As the programmes expand, we are providing career opportunities for young Liberians eager to contribute to their country’s future. We currently employ 390 Liberians (69% women) and have mobilised nearly 1,000 community-based promoters as part of our wider team.