Doris, currently in a business brewing alcohol, is requesting a loan to start another business such as wholesale trade. Doris, who is 28 years old, married to a farmer and has three children, two of whom attend school, is hoping to buy a plot of land for her business 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.