Christine is a 35-year-old married woman with five children between the ages of 10 and 2. Two of them are in the school. She has had a business of selling charcoal in Buluk, South Sudan for four years.
Christine requested this loan through BRAC South Sudan to purchase charcoal. She says that the extra income from this loan will helps her to pay the school fees of her children.
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.