Adut is a 30-year-old married woman with six children, all of whom are in school. She has sold charcoal in the south of Sudan for the past four years.
Adut has requested this loan of 800 SDG through BRAC South Sudan to purchase more charcoal. She will use the extra income from this loan to work toward building a house.
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.