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This is 52-year-old Abu-Bakarr. He is married and has three children, 18, 15, and 12 years old.

In 2005, Abu-Bakarr established his rice and timber business. He began his business because he was not educated. His business is located in the outskirts and his main customers are general community people. Working seven days per week and 12 hours per day, Abu-Bakarr earns about SLL 500,000 every month from this business.

Abu-Bakarr would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. He requires a loan in order to buy more timber and rice for resale. He hopes that this loan will support him to increase his profit. In the future, Abu-Bakarr plans to develop in business, build houses, and give quality education to his children. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 1
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Abu-Bakarr to buy rice and timber for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013