Grace is 47 years old, a married woman with five children, all five of whom are in school. She has a business as a clothes sewer in Buluk, South Sudan. She has been in this business for seven years. Her husband works as a civil servant.
Grace requested this loan through BRAC South Sudan to purchase a sewing machine. She will use her profits from this loan to build a permanent house in 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.