Selina P. makes a living selling rice, seeds and other items, and is applying for this loan to buy bags of rice from Uganda to sell to her customers. She is 33 years old, married to a driver, and has eight children, four of whom are currently in school. She plans to use the profits generated by this loan to pay her children's school fees.
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.