A loan helped to purchase more goods to increase her business.


Hannah's story

Meet 49-year-old Hannah from Waterloo branch. She is a married woman with five children between the ages of 12 and 23 years old; all of them are presently attending school.

Hannah runs a retail shop business and sells provisions, cosmetics, toiletries and other items to her customers around the community. She has been in this business for the past 15 years now and works 10 hours per day and six days a week. Her main challenge is slow sales sometimes.

Hannah requested this loan from BRAC to purchase more provisions, cosmetics, toiletries and other items to increase her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help to improve the standard of living of her family. In the next five years, she wants to expand to a big shop. She says thanks and appreciation to BRAC and the Kiva community for their support.


This loan is special because:

It provides access to funding in areas where there are limited alternative sources of finance.



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