Stories

Lessons in Using Money for Good
From Those Who Have the Least of It
October 16, 2018

Abia Becomes an Asset Manager

Abia nodded as she listened to the woman who said she worked for BRAC, one of the world’s largest and best nonprofits, located in Bangladesh. Abia […]
September 12, 2018

Bright Yana:
Shoeless Shoe Repairer

Last summer I served as a trainer on a visit by the heads of social protection (anti-poverty) programs from countries of Africa and the Caribbean to see […]
August 29, 2018

“I’ve Been Working to Improve
the Community Since I Was 18″

Savings Groups: Financial Services that People in Poverty Can Manage by Themselves Jeff Ashe was the person who introduced me to microfinance 35 years ago.  I […]
June 22, 2018

How the World’s Best Nonprofit
Finds the Right People to Help

Mahmuda explains how BRAC selected her to be part of their Ultra-Poor Graduation Program.
May 25, 2018
Golenoor and her granddaughter

From Starving to Thriving for $300

Golenoor Escapes Poverty’s Trap Golenoor used the corner of her shawl to wipe tears from her eyes as she told me about what her life had […]