Mary is a 43-year-old businesswoman who lives in Juba. She is widowed with five children between the ages of 28 and 15 years. Two of them go to school.
Mary runs a mixed food store business and a grinding machine for flour, and she has been in the business for five years. She has one employee. Mary heard about Finance South Sudan through fellow clients, the promotion done in the market by the loan officers, and a radio advert.
She is taking a loan of 2,500 to purchase more items like cassava flour, maize, grain, sorghum, and many others. In addition to this business, Mary has a grinding machine for flour as another source of income.
In five years' time, Mary has hopes for building her house.
Her major challenges include low income rate and day to day changes in prices of goods in the whole sale market.
Mary says that she appreciates Finance South Sudan’s support in South Sudan, which has helped many women to start up a business.