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Total loan: $575

Hawa

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Waterloo, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to purchase food stuffs like rice, palm oil, fish, meat, chicken, maggie, onions, pepper, ground nuts, tomatoes, vegetables, and other assorted items.


Hawa's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 48-year-old Hawa from Waterloo branch. She is a single parent with three children between the ages of 14 and 25 years old, and all are attending school. She started this business to support her family. Hawa runs a food business and sells “cookery” beside a busy road.

“Cookery” is a modest term for the wealth of spicy stews that are cooked by local people and served with rice. The building blocks of such stews are palm oil, cassava leaf, rice, green chilies, seasoning (like maggi or red pepper) and chicken or fish. She has been in this business for the past 15 years. Her other source of income comes from her child’s business. Her main challenge is slow sales sometimes during this COVID-19.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase food stuffs like rice, palm oil, fish, meat, chicken, maggie, onions, pepper, ground nuts, tomatoes, vegetables, and other assorted items to increase her business. Hawa says that the extra income from this loan will help to improve her business and her family welfare. In the future, she would like to establish into a larger scale. She says thanks to BRAC and Kiva for their support.