Monika is 30 years old and married with 8 children, none of whom are in school. She has a business of selling charcoal in Yei, South Sudan. She has been in this business for 7 years.
Monika requested this loan through BRAC South Sudan to able her to purchase more charcoal for sale. She says that with the extra income from this loan she is planning to send her children to school in the future.
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.