Mary, age 30, is a fish vendor living in Yei. She has been engaged in her business for five years. She and her husband have seven children, six of whom are still in school.
Mary heard about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer. This is her first loan from BRAC. She has requested a loan in the amount of 600 in order to purchase fish to offer for sale.
She will use the extra income generated from this loan to pay the school fees of 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.