Mary is 26 years old and married with four children, two of whom are in school. She has a business selling charcoal in Kator branch. She has been in this business for five years. She can also earn income from selling groundnut paste.
Mary requested this loan from BRAC South Sudan to purchase more charcoal to sell. She will use the extra income 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.