Lucia M. is currently in the business of selling saddles, clothes and women's handbags at the market and is requesting a loan to stock women's headdresses and some pairs of shoes to sell.
Lucia is 53 years old and married. She has seven children and three of her children go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to extend her business by building another shop for a supermarket business.
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.