Displaced Southern Sudanese women - many of them widowed and some living with HIV or AIDS - are now returning to their home villages after decades in refugee camps. Micro-enterprise training and loans enable these women to generate income for their families.
Mercy Beyond Borders trains women's groups in micro-finance and then provides loans ranging in the amounts of $250-$300 to each women who has a viable idea for a small business. Mercy Beyond Borders has already seen measurable success; this project will fund the expansion of micro-enterprise to three (3) more villages. Without the infusion of additional capital, hundreds of women living in this region of Sudan will have no way to gain self-sufficiency or provide for their children.
45 Sudanese women (15 each in 3 rural villages) will receive micro-enterprise training and learn to start businesses. Revenue generated by the women will provide life-saving essentials for these women and their families- food, fuel,health care and education.