Susan is 36 years old with four children. One of the children is disabled and three of them are in school. She is a widow. She has a business of a hotel (restaurant) in Buluk in Juba, South Sudan. She has been in this business for three years.
Susan requested this loan through BRAC South Sudan with the hopes of expanding her business. She says that the profit from her loan will help her to pay for her children to go to school.
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.