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Ali
Ali is a 25-year-old single man living in Sana`a, Yemen. He has made a lot of effort to provide for his family. He dreams of a better future and brighter world to surround him, but life in Yemen where he lives is full of challenges and difficulties. He came to think that the only way to secure his future was to establish his own micro-enterprise. He has had a grocery store for four years.

Sometimes, his business is not running well due to having nothing of what his customers need. He would like to enlarge his business to increase his profit, but he doesn't have more money. So, he is taking a loan of 250,000 YER (Yemen rials) from AMB in order to purchase grocery items and other goods required by his customers.

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.

About Yemen

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,141,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.8
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Ali to purchase grocery items and other goods required by his customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 23, 2013
Listed
Jul 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014