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Abu Bakarr
This is 46-year-old Abu Bakarr. He is married and has three children, aged 6, 13, and 20. He has one additional dependent who lives with him. He is helping her with her education.

In 2005, Abu Bakarr established his radio, torch light, phone batteries, and phone accessories business. He began his business just to be self-reliant, after dropping out of school. His business is located at city center and his main customers are adults. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, he earns about SLL 1,178,000 every month from this business.

Abu Bakarr would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. He requires a loan in order to buy radios and mobile phone accessories. He hopes that this loan will increase the stock and expand his business.

In the future, Abu Bakarr plans to improve his business, to become a well-established shop. He thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 62
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,395.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,150 helped Abu Bakarr to buy radios and mobile phone accessories.
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2014
May 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2014