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This is 44-year-old Abu-Bakarr. He is married with two wives, and he has six children, aged 25, 22, 20, 17, 14 and 10 years. In 2008, Abu-Bakarr established his provisions and drinks business. He began his business, because he wants to take good care of his family. His business is located in the outskirts, and his customers are general community people. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about SLL 500,000 every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000. Abu-Bakarr requires a loan, in order to buy more crates of drinks and more provisions to resell. In the future, Abu-Bakarr plans to establish his business in different areas. 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
  • 39
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Abu-Bakarr to buy more provisions and crates of drinks to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 23, 2014