Rose J. is currently in the business of selling charcoal at home and is requesting a loan to stock more bags of charcoal and some bags of maize to sell. Rose is 38 years old and is married, with a husband who is a businessman. She has two children who both go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to build up a charcoal store.
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.