A loan of $550 helped to buy more bed sheets to sell and purchase a sewing machine.


Rebbecca's story

Rebbecca A. is currently in the business of selling clothes and bed sheets in her shop at the market and is requesting a loan to stock more bed sheets and purchase a sewing machine. Rebbecca is 37 years old and is married with a husband who is a carpenter. She has four children and her children go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to build a market for her clothes.

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 that 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 towards returning war refugees, has already formed 418 village organizations with more than 14,000 women members.



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