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Mahdi
Mahdi is 42 years old, married and the father of seven children who live in Haja, Yemen. He is a teacher who earns a small salary. He is a hardworking man who faces a difficult challenge to provide for his family’s needs.

He plans to raise livestock for selling, so he can earn a good profit. He is requesting a loan of 250,000 YER to buy livestock, including sheep and goats, for resale.

Mahdi will use the additional income he earns to repay this loan, to cover the cost of paying for his children's education and to improve his living standards.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 214.5
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Mahdi to buy livestock, including sheep and goats, for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 8, 2013
Listed
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 25, 2015