A loan of $550 helped to stock bags of maize flour to sell.


Akar's story

Akar M. is 37 years old and married. Her husband is a mechanic. She has four children in school.

Akar is currently in the business of selling fresh vegetables at market. She is requesting a loan to stock bags of maize flour to sell. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to pay school fees for her children.



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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. These programs are delivered through an extensive network of village organizations. BRAC has become one of the world's largest NGOs, as a measured by the scale and diversity of its interventions. In 2007, BRAC started operations in Southern Sudan. The microfinance 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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