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This is 37-year-old Abu. He is married and has three children, aged 3, 7 and 14. He has two additional dependents who live with him and are helping him in his business.

In 2007, Abu established his spare parts and battery charging business. He began his business just to be self-reliant after coming from the village. His business is located at the outskirts of town, and his main customers are adults. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,889,000 every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Abu requires a loan in order to buy engine oil. He hopes that this loan will increase the stock and expand the business.

In the future, Abu plans to improve the business and expand to other areas of the town. He started as an apprentice and now owns his own business. He thanks you for your support.

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More information about this loan

This loan is to a borrower living in Sierra Leone, one of the countries in West Africa currently experiencing an Ebola outbreak. The epidemic is the largest in history, claiming thousands of lives and deeply affecting the national economy. This partner is continuing to operate throughout the outbreak, but accordingly these loans will have a higher risk associated with them. Learn more about the epidemic here

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
  • 24
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,395.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,150 helped Abu to buy more spare parts.
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2014
May 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2014