Abu Bakarr was born in 1972, and he started school five years later, but his father died when he was in class five. No family member was willing to continue to support his schooling after the death of his father, so he became a dropout.
At the age of fifteen, he decided to join his uncle in hawking costume jewelry. Later a friend who admired his courage decided to consign some goods to him. After 8 years, he has been able to set up his own small jewelry business. He is determined to expand his business with this loan if he is successful and to send his 5 children to school
About the Association for 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.