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Abu Bakarr
Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 32-year-old Abu from Aberdeen in the western area in Freetown. He is a father with an 8-month-old child and he works very hard to support his family. For the past 10 years, Abu has run a building materials store where he sells paint, cement, nails, shovels, and pans. He works seven days a week, 11 hours a day. Abu does not have any other source of income and his major business challenge is the poor road network in his area.

Abu is requesting a 5,000,000 SLL loan through BRAC to buy more building materials such as paint, cement, nails, shovels, and pans. The extra income from his loan will allow him to increase his capital. Abu’s dream and business goal is to have a permanent structure for his store. He thanks you for your support!

Additional Information

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
  • 62
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Abu Bakarr to buy building materials such as cement, pain, nails, shovels, and pans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013