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This is 28-year-old Abu. He is married but has no child. In 2009, Abu established his business selling jeans, bags, shoes, etc. He began his business because he lost his father who was paying his school fees, so he left school and decided to go into business so that he will be able to take care of himself and his family. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business.

Abu would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. He requires this loan in order to buy more clothes so that he can realize more profits. In the future, Abu plans to get a better business and start selling wholesale. He hopes to live a better life with his family. He thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 52
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,330.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD
A loan of $925 helped Abu to buy more clothes so that he can realize more profits.
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2012
Jul 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 8, 2012