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Saidia, a 34-year-old married mother of three, all of whom are in school, lives in Kator where she has been selling charcoal for four years. Saida learned about BRAC South Sudan from a credit officer, and is now requesting her second loan for 800 Sudanese pounds to purchase more charcoal. She will use the extra income arising from this loan to pay the school fees of her children.

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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.

About South Sudan

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    South Sudan Loans Fundraising
  • $2,343,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Sudan Pounds (SDG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Saidia to purchase charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Apr 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 2, 2012