Alice is 38 years old. She is a married woman with seven children, four of whom are in school. She has a business of selling chicken in Dar es Salam in Yei, South Sudan. She has been in this business for six years.
Alice requested this loan through BRAC South Sudan with the hopes of expanding her business to purchase more chickens for sale. The extra income will be used for paying the school fees 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.