A loan of $175 helped to buy bags of rice and beans to sell.

Ruth's story

Ruth P. is in the business of selling maize flour in a store and is requesting a loan to stock bags of rice and beans to sell. Ruth is 36 years-old and married with a husband that is a driver. She has four children and one child does not yet go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to build a house for her family to save them the rent they must pay.

Kiva partner 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 female members.

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