A loan of $125 helped to buy more rice, cooking oil and cooking seasonings.


Hawa's story

Meet 56-year-old Hawa from Waterloo, a rural area in western Sierra Leone. She is married with two children, aged 10 and 18 years old. One of her children is currently attending school.

Hawa has been in her cookery business for 38 years. She began her business because she never attended school, and her parent brought her with trading, so up until now she has always been trading for a living. She works at the business 12 hours per day, 6 days per week. She says at present her business is doing well, and her and her children are able to survive out of the cookery sales.

Hawa requires a loan in order to buy more rice, cooking oil and cooking seasonings. She hopes that the extra income generated from this loan will allow her to increase her business and pay her childrens' school fees. In the future, Hawa plans to expand her business to a restaurant. She thanks you for your support.



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