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Maher
Maher is a 29-year-old married man who lives in Sana`a, Yemen. He is a taxi driver, which has been profitable and is the only source of income for his family. Despite his business success, he needs more support to cover costs. He is requesting a youth loan of 100,000 YER from AMB to help him cover the costs of changing the wheels of the taxi he drives. This will improve the taxi's condition and increase the business' profit.

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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.

About Yemen

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,225,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.1
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Maher to buy wheels for his taxi for transportation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 14, 2012
Listed
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013