A loan of $900 helped additional working capital to expand her business.

Basenta's story

Basenta P. is currently in the business of selling beer and sugar and is requesting a loan to expand her business. Basenta is 22 years old and is single. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to open up a bigger bar.

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 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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