A loan of $375 helped stock more charcoal to sell.


Isela's story

Isela J. is currently in the business of selling charcoal at home and is requesting a loan to stock more charcoal to sell. Isela is 30 years old and divorced. She has five children and her children go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to build a charcoal store. 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 toward returning war refugees, has already formed 418 village organizations with more than 14,000 women members.



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