Madelin is 31-year-old a married woman with one child who is in school. She has had a business selling food from a stall in Yambio, South Sudan for two years.
Madelin is requesting this loan through BRAC South Sudan to purchase cassava and onions. If she is able to make any extra income as a result of this loan, she plans to use the money to pay for her child's school fees.
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.