Medina is 39 years old, married and has earned a living for the last two years by selling clothing in Kator, South Sudan. She is applying for this loan from BRAC South Sudan to buy more clothes to sell to her customers. She hopes to use the extra income earned as a result of this loan to build 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.