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Abdulwahd is 20 years old and a resident of Sana`a, Yemen. He mentions that he has been involved in selling cosmetics, clothes and perfumes, for two years. He started this business in partnership with his cousin. When he had been taught how to develop in this business, and had saved a small amount, he bought his cousin`s share. He faced problems in his life, to establish his business.

The location where he sells his products is in a market in Sana`a. There is a lot of activity in his area, as far as all types of arts and crafts are concerned. Because of his good customer skills, he is able to attract more shoppers. He would like to expand his business, so he took out a youth loan of 500,000 YER. He will use this amount to stock his business with cosmetics, clothes and perfumes. He wishes to improve his living conditions.

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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

  • $3,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    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 $2,350 helped Abdulwahd to stock his business with cosmetics, clothes and perfumes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014