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Saif
Saif is 24 years old. He runs a small store where he sells grocery items to the people in his area. From this, he earns a small amount, which is not enough for subsistance. His family assisted him to establish his business. He is a single man who lives in Sana`a, Yemen. He aims to increase his profits, but has had inadequate funds to invest in his business. Now he is asking for a loan of 150,000 YER. This will be used to buy canned goods, soft drinks, noodles, and soap to sell in his store. He hopes to have a car to facilitate carrying his goods to his store from the market.

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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
  • 9
    View loans »
    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,225,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 215.0
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Saif to buy canned goods, soft drinks, noodles, and soap to sell in his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 25, 2013
Listed
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014