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Alpha Bakarr
This is 38-year-old Alpha Bakarr. He is married and has three children aged five, ten and fifteen. In 2009, Alpha Bakarr established his flowers, picture frames, window linings, mats, clocks, Christmas trees, and house decorations business.

He began his business in order to be self reliant after coming from the village. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are adults. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,141,000 every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Alpha Bakarr has already received and successfully repaid two loans and now requires a new loan in order to pay for additional Christmas decorations. He hopes that this loan can increase the stock and expand the business.

In the future, Alpha Bakarr plans to improve the business and expand to a shop. He started the business selling for his brother, and he now owns his own. 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
  • 29
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Alpha Bakarr to pay for Christmas decorations.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015