A loan of $425 helped to stock more clothes and shoes to sell.


Martin's story

Martin N. is a 40-year-old woman whose business deals in selling clothes and used shoes at the market. She requests a loan to stock more clothes and used shoes to sell in order to enhance her business. N. has four children since her marriage: three are girls and one is a younger boy. Two of her children attend secondary school at Supiri, one attends primary school and the youngest one doesn't go to school. With the extra profits from her loan in future, she hopes to be able to pay school fees for her children. BRAC's holistic approach to poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor encompasses a range of core programs in economic and social development, health, education, and human rights and legal services which are delivered through an extensive network of village organizations. BRAC has become one of the world's largest NGOs as measured by the scale and diversity of its interventions. In 2007, BRAC started operations in Southern Sudan. The microfinance program, which is targeted towards returning war refugees, has already formed 418 village organizations with more than 14,000 women members.



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