Mary is a 26-year-old married woman with one child, who is not in school. She has had a business of selling at a food stall in Yei county, South Sudan for three years.
Mary requested this loan through BRAC South Sudan to purchase tomatoes, onions, and beans. With her extra income from this loan she hopes to build a concrete 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.