Grace A. operates a retail shop where she sells items such as bags of sugar and salt. She is requesting a loan to stock more bags of rice, beans and sugar to sell.
Grace is 24 years old and is married to a clerk. She has 3 children, 2 of whom go to school. With the extra profits from her loan, she hopes to be able to extend the floor of her shop.
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.