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Abu Bakarr
This is 53 year-old Abu Bakarr. He is married and has 5 children ages 3, 5, 7, 12, and 15 years. He has 3 additional dependents who live with him because they are the children of his late brother.

In 2001, Abu Bakarr established his used shoes business. The business caters for all ages. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about 1,700,100 Sierra Leone leones every month from this business.

Abu Bakarr would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. He has already received and successfully repaid 1 loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy more used shoes for his business. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 400,000.

In the future, Abu Bakarr plans to expand the business and move to a bigger shop. He hopes to open outlets around town and have employees in these outlets. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 14
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,385.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Abu Bakarr to pay for used shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012