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Hussin
Hussin is 55 years old, married with seven children. He lives in Sana`a, Yemen. He has had a house for 15 years. He was able to build his house from his salary at that time. He applied for a loan of 100,000 YER from AMB to buy construction supplies for his home.

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More information about this loan

This loan is governed by Islamic lending principles. Because Islamic Law prohibits the charging of interest, Al-Amal is charging 0% interest on this loan. This is a Murabaha loan, which means that Al-Amal purchases goods for borrowers and charges a fee or mark-up. Click here to learn more about this loan type and Kiva's approach to lending in the Islamic world.   

About Al-Amal Microfinance Bank

Al-Amal reaches out to low-income micro-entrepreneurs and small business owners in Yemen with a suite of credit, savings, and insurance products tailored for Muslim borrowers. Before lending through Al-Amal, please consider the following:

1) Due to ongoing security concerns, full due-diligence of Al-Amal was conducted remotely rather than on-site. This makes Al-Amal atypical among Kiva's Field Partners, as Kiva staff have not conducted an on-site assessment. Al-Amal's assessment included in-person meetings with the top management in other, more secure locations in the Middle East.

2) Because Yemen is a new and unstable environment, there is a possibility that future loan repayments could be held indefinitely in the country for regulatory reasons, even if individual borrowers pay back their loans. As a lender to borrowers in Yemen, you accept this additional risk.

Additionally, all of Al-Amal's products are Sharia compliant and customized for its Muslim clients. Most of the loans are structured as Murabaha interest free loans. Al-Amal purchases goods for its borrowers and charges them a markup or fee. Al-Amal is also experimenting with Ijarah loans (an Islamic leasing product). For more information on Islamic microfinance, please click here.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Yemen

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 31
    View loans »
    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,141,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.3
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Hussin to buy construction supplies for his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 18, 2012
Listed
Nov 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013