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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 33-year-old Hawa from Torkpoi town, Bo. She is married with two children aged two and seven. One of her children is attending school.

Hawa runs a palm oil business; she sells gallons of palm oil. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works at the business 7 hours per day and 6 days per week. Hawa says that the main challenges to her business are the poor road network and that sometimes the vehicle breaks down on the way.

Hawa has requested a loan in order to purchase more gallon of palm oil for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to take care of her family and pay school fees for her child. In the future, she plans to open a big palm oil store. 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Hawa to purchase more gallons of palm oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014