A loan of $350 helped to purchase and stock sandals to sell.

Esther's story

Esther A. lives in Gudele, next to the market. She is 30 years old and is married to a secondary teacher who teaches in Supiri secondary school. They have seven children who all go to school.

Esther has been retailing for almost two years, selling clothes and shoes at the market. She is requesting a loan in order for her to purchase and stock sandals to sell together with her shoes and clothes for better profits.

In the future, the extra profits from her loan will be used for paying school fees for her children and to support them by buying them clothes this year for Christmas.

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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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