Nenesa is a 40-year-old married woman with five children, three of whom are in school. She has a business seling fish in the town of Dar es Salam, Yei county in South Sudan. She has been in this business for six years.
Nenesa requested this loan through BRAC South Sudan to enable her to purchase more fish for sale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her 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.