A loan of $450 helped to buy stock of text books.


Poni's story

Poni S. oeprates a bookshop and is requesting a loan to buy more stock of text books. Poni is 38 years old and is married. Her husband is a secretary. She has 4 children who go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to build up a pharmacy. 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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