A loan of $175 helped stock Irish potatoes, cooking oil, and more tomatoes to sell.


Joen's story

Joen D. is currently in the business of selling dried fish and tomatoes at the market. She is requesting a loan to stock Irish potatoes, cooking oil, and more tomatoes to sell. Joen is 34 years old and is married with a husband who is an inspector general. She has three children, all of whom go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to open a hotel.

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, 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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