Agnes T. currently sells green vegetables such as okra, cabbage, sukumawiki (kale), etc., at the marketplace and is requesting a loan to stock dried fish and fresh Irish potatoes to sell.
Agnes is 24 years old, is married to a driver, and has two children who still stay at home without studying.
With the extra profits from her loan, Agnes will double her effort to provide comfort for her family by providing them with basic needs and by sending her children to school.
About BRAC South Sudan
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.