A loan of $450 helped to open a hotel.


Lucia's story

Lucia M. is in the business of selling biscuits and sweets at a shop. She is requesting a loan to expand her business. Lucia is 37 and married to a security guard. She has three children who 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, 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 toward returning war refugees, has already formed 418 village organizations with more than 14,000 women members.



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