Rose is currently in the business of selling alcohol. She is 28 years old, a widow with seven children, of which three go to school. Rose borrowed a loan to stock more alcohol to sell. In the future, Rose hopes to build a house and pay tuition fees for her children with extra profits from 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.