Charity, age 20, earns an income as a fish vendor. She is requesting a loan in order to stock more fish to offer for sale. She hopes to expand her venture in the future using the extra profits from her business.
Charity and her husband have two children, neither of whom attends school yet.
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.