Faida, age 39, earns her income from selling charcoal. She and her husband live in Yei with their three children, all of whom are still in school. She has been engaged in her business for five years.
Faida heard about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer, and this will be her first loan from BRAC. She has requested a loan in the amount of 500 in order to purchase charcoal to offer for sale.
She will use the extra income generated from this loan to pay the school fees of her children.
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.