Mary lives in Buluk. She sells charcoal and has been in this business for five years. She is 40 years old and married with five children, all of whom are still in school.
Mary heard about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer. This is her second loan with BRAC. She has requested a loan of 2,000 SDG 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.