A loan of $550 helped to buy stock timbers to sell.

Bura's story

Bura A. is in the business of selling building materials, such as cement, nails, iron sheeting, and so on, in her shop. She is requesting a loan to buy stock timbers to sell. Bura is 32 years old and is married to a husband who is a peasant. She has four children and they go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to extend the floor of her shop and 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, 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 micro-finance 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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