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Hamid is 28 years old, married, and has children. He lives in Sana`a, Yemen. He has been operating a grocery store for one and one-half year. He was an employee in a company, and with his savings he was able to open a small grocery store. He is an enthusiastic man and a responsible, hard worker who makes a living honorably. This is due to his putting all of his efforts into developing this business, in order to achieve success,

He needs to increase the inventory variety in his shop, to meet his customers' demands. So, Hamid requested a youth loan of 200,000 YER from AMB. He will use the loan to buy inventory, which will permit him to have a wider variety of grocery products to offer, increasing his income and his quality of life. Thus, he will continue working to accomplish his greatest dreams: to help with the education of his children as well as to expand his business.

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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

  • $3,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,225,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.6
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Hamid to buy grocery store inventory, so he will have a wider variety of grocery products to offer to his customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014