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A loan of $325 helped purchase soft drinks such as sodas, water and juice to sell.


Rita's story

Rita M. is currently in the business of selling tea and bread at a restaurant. She is requesting a loan to purchase soft drinks such as sodas, water and juice to sell. Rita is 29 years old and married to a teacher. She has three children and her children go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to open a beauty salon.

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



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