Mary lives in Buluk. She sells food from a stall, and has been in business for five years. She is 36 years old, married, and has six children; five of them are still in school. Mary heard about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer. This is her first loan from BRAC. She has requested a loan of 500 Sudanese pounds in order to purchase tomatoes and onions. She will use her extra income from this loan to pay the school fee 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.