Joice is currently in a business of selling beans, rice, charcoal and alcohol. She is 30 years old, married to a businessman, with seven children — five of them go to school. The loan is to stock more beans, rice, charcoal and alcohol. With the extra profits, Joice hopes to expand her 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.