Lona is 30 years old and has four children, two of whom are still in school. She lives in Yei. For the past four years, Lona has been selling fish. She heard about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer this will be her second BRAC loan.
Lona is requesting a 1,000 SDG loan from BRAC to purchase fish. She will use the extra income from her loan to build a house in 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.