Founded in 2006
BRAC Uganda started its operations in 2006, to contribute to poverty reduction and support women and the youth. There are currently programmes operating in Microfinance, Agriculture, Food Security, and Livelihood, Health, Education, Early Childhood Development, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Ultra-Poor Graduation.
BRAC Uganda works in 113 districts across the country with 163 branches of the BRAC Uganda Bank Ltd, and 101 branches of the BRAC Uganda NGO.
Our operations in Uganda have grown to 159 branches across 80 districts. We now have more than 213,072 microfinance members and 102 branches of the small enterprise programme. The Ultra Poor Graduation programme provides assets to young people facing financial hardship and trains them to improve their livelihoods and achieve their economic and social goals, thus lifting themselves out of extreme poverty.
BRAC Uganda Health programme reaches over 350,000 households with messages on reproductive, maternal, adolescent and child health services, through a network of 4000 Community Health Promoters in 72 districts. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ Program has supported secondary school completion of 3,245 scholars through the Education programme. Cumulatively 5,379 scholars were reached since the inception of the project. The ECD programme supports quality learning of 6,935 children, who are aged 3-8, through 111 Play Labs. The Youth Empowerment programme helps 19,122 adolescent girls and 525 boys with social empowerment skills including sexual reproductive health rights, gender based violence preventions, life skills.
BRAC Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood programme works with smallholder farmers to improve their production and livelihood. We offer credit to support farmers excluded from mainstream finance. We operate a tissue culture lab and also diversify seed varieties, which we market through our social enterprise.