Hawa, 30, is very hardworking and determined in her business. She is a mother of three children between the ages of 3 and 14, who live with her at home and attend school. They live in Buchanan, a town that is noted mainly for fishing. Hawa's husband is a businessman and he gave her the initial capital to start her business.
Hawa has been selling palm oil, pepper, salt, onion, rice, tomatoes, vita, and many other items for the past 10 years. She sells for eleven hours a day and she transports her goods by taxi to her business area. Hawa is grateful to Kiva lenders for their support of her business. She is requesting this loan to purchase more rice, pepper, onion, palm oil, and salt for her business. She hopes to build a house in the future.