By Jake Konig | Content Development Associate, BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative

“I needed to work but there weren’t any jobs in my village. Sometimes, all we had was just a dried loaf of bread that I used to wet in boiled water and season with salt for my children to eat.” — Shadia.

Shadia lives in Assiut, a region in Egypt where 66 percent of people live in poverty. With a medical condition leaving her husband unable to work, the entire weight of supporting the family fell on Shadia. …

BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative

Breaking the cycle of extreme poverty by providing a pathway out of persistent uncertainty and destitution through our Graduation programs.

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