BRAC’s Karamoja Initiative is a holistic programmatic response to the significant challenges faced by this disadvantaged north-eastern region of Uganda. Regional opportunities for girls are dismal, resulting in abuse, child marriage and lack of education. The program revolves around youth development and education, believing that changing the outlook of the younger generation of Karamojongs is critical to sustainable development. In addition, the Karamojong youth, especially girls between the ages of 13-21, are reached through Youth Development Centers (YDCs) which are providing girls with life-skills, financial literacy and a range of livelihood trainings. The YDC members also establish an income generating and a saving fund that youth can subsequently borrow from to establish their businesses.