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Arzaq/mhariq Group
In this Group: Thoria, Antsar, Hasna, Sabrin
This group is called Arzaq/Mhariq and consists of four women. They live in Aden, Yemen. Thoria is a happy woman who treats everyone well because of her opportunities to get ahead. She, like many people, has had good times and has gotten ahead despite whatever stands in her way. She is 25 years old, married and has one child.

She is worried about her house, so she applied for a loan of 60,000 YER (Yemen rials) from AMB to buy construction supplies to remodel the inside of the house, and thus, make it more comfortable for her family. With great strength and dedication, she has become a better person.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Yemen

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,225,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 215.1
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Arzaq/mhariq Group's $800 loan helped a member to buy construction supplies to remodel the inside of the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2013
Listed
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014