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Shamsan
Shamsan is 29 years old, a married man, and has two children who live in Sana`a, Yemen. He completed secondary school only. He is the owner of an aluminum workshop which is his principal source of income. He becomes the unique successor in his family. He is an incredibly hard-working man and, as a result, has a lot of experience.

Through lots of effort, he has managed to make windows and doors, which provide him with the income necessary. Due to the bad situation in Yemen, he suffers from increasing prices from the market where he purchases aluminum. He took a youth loan of 300,000 YER from AMB in order to purchase aluminum supplies which will increase the sales for his business. In the future, he hopes to expand his business.

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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.

About Yemen

  • $2,700
    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 Shamsan to purchase aluminum supplies which will increase the sales of his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 27, 2013
Listed
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014