Kuir lives in the town of Bor, where she has earned a living for the last four years by selling charcoal. She is 30 years old, married and has two children, one of whom is still in school. She heard about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer, and is now requesting her fourth loan from BRAC, for SDG 2,000, in order to purchase charcoal. She will use her extra income from this loan to build a house in the 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.