This is 32-year-old Hawa from Kandeh town Bo, Southern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of 9 and 15 years old. She has two relatives that depend on her.
Hawa runs a palm oil business. She has been running this business for 13 years. She works at the business from morning to night, 6 days per week. She also earns income from small-scale farming. She says that the main challenges to her business are transportation costs to bring her goods from her business place.
Hawa has requested a loan in order to buy more gallons of palm oil and gari [cassava flakes]. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living. In the future, she plans to change her business to a provision store. She appreciates your support.
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.