Aarong is dedicated to bring about positive changes in the lives of disadvantaged artisans and underprivileged rural women.
Reaching out to weavers, potters, brass workers, jewellers, jute workers, basket weavers, wood carvers, leather workers and more, Aarong embraces and nurtures a diverse representation of 65,000 artisans, 85% of whom are women.
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The Ayesha Abed Foundation (AAF) is an organisation that aims to provide avenues for employment and income generation for underprivileged rural women. It is an enclave for women, formed to uplift them economically, through various BRAC development programmes. Read more about Ayesha Abed Foundation
These values reflect fair trade principles which have been developed by registered Fair Trade Organisations. Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade.
24 October 2014, Dhaka. BRAC founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG has been awarded the prestigious Spanish Order of Civil Merit on 23 October 2014 for his efforts in tackling poverty and empowering the poor.