UNICONS formulated the Operational and Business Plan for the establishment of a microfinance institution (MFI) in Southern Sudan at the request of a renowned Sudanese Business (Haggar Holding Company Ltd). This Group of Companies decided to set-up the MFI as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program. Three locations were selected, to launch the project which would eventually increase to ten, one in each of the Southern States. The aim was to provide financing for small and micro entrepreneurs for the creation of sustainable livelihoods for local citizens and communities throughout Southern Sudan. The MFI is to engage in and play an active role in developing rural areas; creating widespread employment and reducing poverty particularly in the rural areas of Southern Sudan. One objective was to link agricultural activities of Haggar Group along with Ivory Bank’s, whose Board of Directors was also chaired by the Haggar Group Chairman. Our mandate was to avoid towns where microfinance programs ...