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Meet Hawa, she is in her late twenties and is from Moriba town Bo, in Sierra Leone. She is married with two children between the ages of four and 11 years. One of her children is currently attending school. In 2007, Hawa established her leather slipper business. She began her business because she did not go to school and her father was a shoemaker, so she was trained in business. She works in the business every day and moves around her community to introduce her goods. She says that the main challenges to her business are insufficient capital to expand her business and the sometimes slow purchasing power of customers.

Hawa requires a loan in order to purchase more leather slippers to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and renovate her house. In the future, Hawa plans to expand her business and build a permanent business structure. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Hawa to purchase more leather slippers to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013