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Alpha Bakarr
This is 38-year-old Alpha Bakarr. He is married, and has three children who are 5, 10 and 15 years old. In 2009, Alpha Bakarr established his house decoration business. He began his business because he wanted to be self-reliant. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are all ages and sexes. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about Le 805,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. Alpha Bakarr has already received and successfully repaid one loan and now requires a new loan to buy more bedspreads, window linings, frames and flowers. He hopes that this loan will help by increasing his stock. In the future, Alpha Bakarr plans to move to a shop and be able to provide the needs of the family. 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,318.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Alpha Bakarr to pay for bedspreads, window linings, picture frames and flowers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013