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Meet 31-year-old Hawanatu from Waterloo2 eastern area in Freetown. She is married with three children. She began her business because she wanted to empower herself and her children. In 2007, Hawanatu established her general stock business. She works at the business 12 hours per day, seven days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is a good marketable place to sell.

Hawanatu requires a loan in order to purchase more items like cream, perfume and nail polish for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and develop her family. In the future, Hawanatu plans to own the biggest shop in the community. She thanks you for 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,337.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Hawanatu to purchase more items like cream, perfume and nail polish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014