R. is currently in a business of selling bed/pillow cases. She is 48 years old, divorced, with 7 children and 5 of them go to school. R. borrowed a loan to stock more bed/pillow cases to sell. In the future, she hopes to pay for her children's schooling 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.