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This is 30-year-old Hawa from Kandeh town Bo. She is married, with three children between the ages of three months and eight years. She started a business because she did not go to school; her mother trained her to do business.

Hawa runs a general food commodities business. She sells palm oil, dried fish, and bread. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business throughout the week. She says that her business is doing well.

Hawa has requested a loan in order to buy more food stock, like palm oil and dried fish. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her family's standard of living and to pay her children's school fees. In the future, she plans to open a shop. She appreciates 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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Hawa to buy more food stock for her business, like palm oil and dried fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013