A loan of $450 helped to purchase bags of charcoal to sell.


Juan's story

Juan M. is currently in the business of selling fresh vegetables in the market and is requesting a loan to stock bags of charcoal to sell. Juan, 42 years old and widowed, has seven children, all attending school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to build a permanent house for the 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 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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