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


Hawanatu's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 28-year-old Hawanatu from Dwazark branch. She is a single businesswoman who started this business to take care of herself and her family.

Hawanatu runs a retail business and sells fast food to her customers around the community. She has been in this business for the past 7 years. Hawanatu says her challenge is the effect of COVID in the country.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more foodstuffs to increase her business. Hawanatu says that the extra income from this loan will help her to improve the business and her family. In the future, she would like to expand to a large scale. She says thanks to BRAC and Kiva 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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