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Meet 28-year-old Hawanatu from Torkpoi town, Bo Southern, in Sierra Leone. She is married and has two children who are 3 and 6 years old. Her children are currently attending school. In 2007, Hawanatu established her business. She began her business to improve her life and standard of living. She works at the business from morning to night, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are scarcity of goods, and the cost of transporting the goods from the place where she purchases them, to her store.

Hawanatu requires a loan in order to buy more gari, groundnuts and palm oil to resell. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve the welfare of her family. Hawanatu plans to expand her business in the future. She thanks you for your support.

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About BRAC Sierra Leone

This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.

BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,352.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Hawanatu to buy more gari, groundnuts and palm oil to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013