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Sakhr

Update on Sakhr

Sakhr is a 29-year-old, married man with one child. He lives in Ibb, Yemen.

Sakhr has been running a business selling womens' accessories for many years. His business is located in a market. Because of his good customer skills, he is able to attract more clients. He would like to expand his business, so he applied for a youth loan of 160,000 YER. He will use the loan to purchase additional womens' accessories and materials to re-sell. He loves his work and he really prefers to work with these types of products. He thanks Kiva lenders for financing his first loan.

Previous Loan Details

Sakhr is a 28-year-old, married man who lives in Ibb, Yemen. He sells womens' accessories at one of the local markets. He always has a great assortment of products, which consistently attract more and more buyers to him. Furthermore, he sells the products at acceptable prices, which interest his ... More from Sakhr's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Yemen

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,208,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 215.1
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Sakhr to buy additional womens' accessories and materials to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 13, 2013
Listed
Jun 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014