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Abu Bakarr
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

Additional Information

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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,852.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Abu Bakarr to buy jewelry for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2010
Mar 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011