Flora is 28 years old. She has five children. Three of her children are in school. She is a married woman. Flora sells groundnuts. She has been in this business for one year. She took a loan from BRAC South Sudan with the hope of expanding her business. She says that she will use the profits from her business to pay the school fees for 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.