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This is 22 year-old Hawanatu. She is married, and has 1 child, aged 4 years and a school going child. She has 1 additional dependent, who lives with her to be fostered. In 2010, Hawanatu established her food stuffs (dolly maggie, shrimps, tomato paste, etc.) business. She began her business because she dropped out of school, she lacks interest in education. Her mother gave her some amount of money to start a roasted meat business. When she got married her husband also gave her some money to grow her business. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Hawanatu requires a loan in order to buy cartons of dolly maggie cube and shrimp maggie. In the future, Hawanatu plans to educate her children, become an international business woman and acquire a shop. This loan will help to generate more income. Lack of a shop is her major challenge. She is a hardworking business woman. She thanks you for your support.

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About the Association for Rural Development

The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Hawanatu to buy cartons of dolly maggie cube and shrimp maggie.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013