A loan of $400 helped to open up a bakery.


Viola's story

Viola S. is currently in the business of selling bread and tomatoes and is requesting a loan to open up a bakery. Thirty years old and married to a policeman, she has six children, all attending school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to buy land and build it for settlement.

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, 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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