Ayom, a 30-year-old married woman with two children, two of whom are in school, has operated a business selling milk in Bor South Sudan for two years. Ayom is requesting this loan through BRAC South Sudan to purchase milk, and plans to use the resulting extra income to build a house 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.