This is thirty- three year-old Abu Bakarr. He is married and has one child, aged four. In 2010, Abu Bakarr established his DVD, VCD, and recharging cards business. He began his business after dropping out of school to be self reliant. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are adults. Working 7 days a week and 14 hours a day, he earns about 1,100,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan of 3.000,000 SLL. Abu Bakarr requires a loan in order to pay for additional DVDs and recharge vouchers. He hopes that this loan can increase his stock and raise his profits. In the future, Abu Bakarr plans to improve his business and expand to the outskirts of town. He also hopes to be able to further his education and attain a degree. 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.