Jane lives in Buluk. She sells charcoal and has been in this business for three years. She is 35 years old, married and has five children; all of them are still in school.
Jane heard about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer. This is her first loan from BRAC. She has requested 1000 Sudanese pounds to purchase charcoal. She will use the extra income from this loan to pay for her children's school fees.
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.