Hans Eskes visits BRAC programs in Pakistan

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Managing Director of BRAC International Holding BV, Mr. Hans Eskes visited BRAC’s operations in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi from 18 to 24 September 2017.

Eskes discussed BRAC’s structure and the role of Stichting BRAC International and BRAC International Holding BV in its operations with the Pakistan management team. He was briefed about BRAC’s operations in the different provinces of Pakistan.

Eskes went on field visits where he interacted with BRAC’s clients from the microfinance programme in Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi. BRAC has served 247,000 borrowers with USD 14 million since inception in Pakistan.

He also met with BRAC’s partner organizations in Pakistan and the chairman of the country advisory board. The regional teams briefed him about their programmes, achievements so far and growth plans.

BRAC in Pakistan is currently operating 4,843 community-based village organizations.

They have also established ten Market Exchange Centres, each consisting of five shops to assist clients in developing market linkage, branding and promotional activities.

Eskes suggested leveraging and mobilizing international Pakistanis living in the UK and the USA for donating funds to BRAC for development projects in Pakistan. He expressed a keen interest in the use of digital media like smartphones by field staff and clients of microfinance programme.

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