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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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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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Hawa to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soaps.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013