Hellen is a 30 year old, married, and has four children, all of whom attend school. She has a food stall business selling food in Buluk, South Sudan, which she has been doing for five years.
Hellen is requesting a loan from BRAC South Sudan, which she will use to purchase tomatoes, onions, and cooking oil. She will use her extra income from this loan 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.