Nyan Riak is a 30-year-old married woman with no children. For the past year, she has had a business selling tea in Bor, South Sudan.
She requested this loan through BRAC South Sudan in order to purchase sugar. She will use the extra income she generates from this loan to build a house.
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.