A loan of $1,175 helped to buy additional jewelry items to add to her existing stock.


Sia Hawa's story

Greetings are coming to you from Sia, a Kiva borrower from the city of Koidu, in eastern Sierra Leone. Having repaid her last Kiva loan successfully, Sia is humbly requesting a new loan of 5,000,000 Sierra Leonean leones in order to further expand her business. Her first Kiva loan made a very huge impact in her business and personal well-being. She was able to make more sales, earn a better profit, and repay the loan. Sia also used the profit she made to buy a plot of land for the future construction of a house and a motor-bike taxi. Though sometimes sales are slow and she faces some bad debtors, Sia is very grateful to you as the previous loan has tremendously improved her business. Sia is requesting a new loan to buy more jewelry to add to her current stock. It is Sia's dream to increase her business inventory to a level such that she will no longer ask for loans from SMT/Kiva lenders, and she will proudly conduct her business with her own money.



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