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Hawa is 35 years old and married, with four children, ages between nine years and 17 years. She runs a palm oil business in Jui, an eastern area in Freetown. Three of her children are going to school. She started her business because she wants to improve her family's standard of living.

Hawa's been in her business for more than 12 years, selling palm oil within a busy market area. She says that, at present, her business is doing well because the profit helps her to feed her family.

Hawa requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more palm oil, to expand her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and renovate the roof of her house.

In the future, Hawa would like to expand her business and open a palm oil store. She is grateful for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Hawa to purchase more palm oil, to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014