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Abu Bakarr
Abu Bakarr is 48 years old and is married with three children, ages 7, 10, and 19. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him because he is in school and needs assistance. Abu Bakarr established a cosmetic and artificial hair business in 1996. He began his business to avoid being idle and it is his only source of income. Abu Bakarr works seven days a week and nine hours a day to earn about 950,000 SLL every month.

Abu Bakarr is requesting a 3,000,000 SLL loan to buy hair extensions and artificial hair products such as Darling and Rihenna. He hopes that his loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 250,000 SLL. In the future, Abu Bakarr plans to own a house in Freetown, educate his children, and buy a car. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,375.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Abu Bakarr to buy cosmetics and artificial hair products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012