Victoria is 31 years old with four children. Three of her children are in school. She is a divorced from her husband who is a soldier. She has a business selling tea in Buluk Branch in South Sudan. She has been in this business for three years. She earns some additional income from selling beans and sugar at home.
Victoria requested this loan through BRAC South Sudan with the hopes of expanding her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to build a house 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.