A loan of $100 helped to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soaps.


Hawa's story

This is 45-year-old Hawa from the Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married and has 2 children ages 6 and 14. She began this business because she wants to empower her life and children.

Hawa runs a general store where she sells drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soaps. She has been running this business since 2001. She works at the business every day moving around the community to introduce her goods. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

Hawa has requested a loan in order to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soaps. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees and improve her standard of living. In the future, she plans to open a shop. She appreciates your support.



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