A loan of $250 helped to buy more wood, palm oil, and gari.


Hokie's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 42-year-old Hokie from Torkpoi town, Southern area in Bo. She is married with five children between the ages of 15 years and 25 years. Two of her children attend school. She began her business because she needs to raise income to support her family.

Hokie runs a wood store at her house; she sells wood, palm oil, and gari (cassava flakes). She has been running this business for 20 years. She works at the business every day, even on holidays, because her customer base has improved. Her other source of income comes from small-scale farming. She describes her major problems as the high cost of transporting the wood from the forest to the town, and poverty in their home.

Hokie has requested a loan in order to buy more wood, palm oil, and gari. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her family welfare and change her business to a provision shop. In the future, she plans to open a provision shop. She thanks you for your support!



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