Micro-credit project for Darfur refugees

The Pilot Light Foundation, an organisation that creates and supports small projects in Africa that have the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for impoverished Africans in non urban areas, and the Sudan Self Help Foundation, an NGO that supports projects aimed at promoting peace, have teamed up to bring a micro-credit project to refugees and returnees of war in Southern Sudan.

The purpose of the project is to create sources of income through micro-credit revolving loans to enhance food security, sustainable livelihoods and self-reliance by encouraging and promoting entrepreneurship

Two million refugees from Darfur are currently living in Southern Sudan in extreme poverty. The micro-credit project will give priority to women and disabled applicants who will be coached in accounting, business management, loan recovery and preventative methods of HIV/AIDS. The project is expected to promote better health, reduce the death rate, increase education opportunities fpr children returnees thus decreasing juvenile crime and ultimately to bring hope to those living in impoverished conditions.

Further information


Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: South Sudan (Republic of)

Global issues

Education and training; Job creation and enterprise development; Financial...show all (4)