Grace lives in Yei. She sells medical supplies in a clinic, and she has been in this business for three years. She is 30 years old, married, and has two children, both of whom are still in school.
Grace heard about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer. This is her fifth loan from BRAC. She has requested a loan of 3000 Sudanese pounds in order to purchase drugs and syringes. She will use her extra income from this loan to pay her children's school fees.
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.