Susan is a 49-year-old married woman with six children, all of whom go to school. She has been selling charcoal in Buluk, South Sudan for two years.
Susan is requesting this loan through Kiva field partner BRAC South Sudan in order to buy charcoal. If she realizes any extra income as a result of this loan, she plans to use it to pay for her children'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.