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Taisyr
Taisyr is a 31-year-old married man with three children who lives in Taiz, Yemen with his loving family. He started his bakery business two years ago and it is the only source of income for him and his family. He has attracted more clients. He thanks Kiva for his first loan last year. Due to the current situation in Yemen, he still faces difficulty with the lack of gas, thus he has less profits than expected from his enterprise. He took a loan of 300,000 YER to buy more bakery items such as flour, and to also buy gas used to distribute the bread to the many shops. In the future, he hopes to expand his business and make cakes and open an automatic bakery.

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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 Yemen

  • $3,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,225,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.2
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Taisyr to purchase bakery items such as flour and also gas used to deliver bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 16, 2013
Listed
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013