Betty lives, age 30, runs a food stall business to earn a living. She and her husband have four children. The family lives in Yei. She has been in her business for three years. Three of her children are enrolled in school.
Betty heard about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer, and this is her first loan from BRAC. She has requested a loan in the amount of 1000 in order to purchase tomatoes and onions 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.