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Al-Agtsad Group
In this Group: Bador, Anisa, Najah, Siola
This group is called Al-Agtsad and consists of 4 ladies who live in Sana`a, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 200,000 YER.

Bador is 29 years old and lives in Sana`a, Yemen. She is an individual who possesses many values such as sincerity and honesty. Those who know her say that she is a friendly person and works very hard at her job. She is a tailor who has gained the respect of her neighbors and family members. She is a responsible person who is eager to excel.

She is requesting this youth loan to buy a tailoring machine to complete some orders for her business.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Yemen

  • $3,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,225,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.0
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Al-Agtsad Group's $950 loan helped a member to buy a sewing machine to complete some orders for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013