A loan of $325 helped to stock more charcoal to sell.

Taban's story

Taban A. is currently in the business of selling beans, onions and charcoal, and is requesting a loan to stock more charcoal to sell. She is 30 years old and a widow. She has four children and they all go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to pay school fees for her children and build a house for her family.

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 toward returning war refugees, has already formed 418 village organizations with more than 14,000 women members.

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