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Meet Hawanatu. She is a 30-year-old from Jui eastern area in Freetown. She is married with two children. For the past 10 years, Hawanatu has established her cookery business. She began her business because she wanted to generate a permanent source of income. She works at the business from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., seven days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is insufficient capital to expand her business.

Hawanatu requires a loan in order to purchase more palm oil, rice and cooking seasonings to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to change her status of living and increase her business. In the future, Hawanatu plans to open a big clothing shop. 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,337.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Hawanatu to purchase more palm oil, rice and cooking seasonings to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014