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


Lona's story

Lona N. is currently in the business of selling charcoal and bread and is requesting a loan to stock more bags of charcoal to sell. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to build a charcoal store.

Lona is 35 years old and is widowed. She has four children and her children go to school.


About BRAC
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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