This is 37-year-old Abu Bakarr. He is married, and has two children aged 8 and 1. He has two additional dependents, who live with him because they came in as family assistance and for their schooling.
In 1999, Abu Bakarr established his used clothing business. He began his business because he wanted to develop self-reliance. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about 910,000SLL every month from this business. He needs a loan of 4,000,000 SLL. He requires a loan in order to buy bales of used clothing. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 182,000SLL.
In the future, Abu Bakarr plans to complete his house, to expand his business, and to educate his children to university level so that they can take care of him when he is old. He thanks you for your support.
About the Association or 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.