Esther G., age 35, sells a variety of different items in her general store. She is requesting a loan in order to stock more bags of sugar, boxes, soap, and other items to offer for sale. Her husband is an NGO staff member. They have eight children, all of whom attend school.
With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to build a house to serve as a residence for the family.
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.