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Noaf
Noaf is a 30 year old, married man with one child who lives in Aden, Yemen. He is a sales distributor of sweets in different areas around his city. He works hard to provide his unique child a better life.

Noaf has found it difficult to accumulate a large amount of money to buy various kinds of sweets because most of the profit he makes goes to his family expenses, like clothes and food. Therefore, he decided to apply for a youth loan of 500,000 YER to expand his business and so he can include different and new kinds of sweets. He thinks that expanding his business will attract more customers, and in turn, result in more profit, improving his income and helping him go over the poverty line.

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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
  • 29
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,141,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.9
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,350 helped Noaf to expand his business and include different and new kinds of sweets to boost profits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 24, 2013
Listed
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014