Achol is a 40-year-old married woman with five children between the ages of 4 and 16. All of them are in school. Achol has been selling food in a hotel in Bor, South Sudan, for three years.
Achol has requested a loan through BRAC South Sudan to purchase beans, rice, and maize flour. She will use the extra income from this loan to pay her children's school fees 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.