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Mina Group
In this Group: Mina, Fawzia, Zahra, Entsar
This group is called Mina and it consists of four members. They are all female and live in Aden, Yemen. The members of this group work in different businesses in order to improve their living conditions. They have taken out a loan of 180,000 YER.

Mina is the leader of group. She is 33 years old and married and has four children. Mina has been selling different things as a business for four years. She puts forth a lot of effort to increase her profit so that she can apply it to her family's needs. She has applied for a loan of 60,000 YER from AMB to buy goods for her business, such as clothes, perfume and incense. She hopes to expand her business to increase her profit.

Additional Information

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 Yemen

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,135,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.9
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mina Group's $850 loan helped a member to buy goods for her business, such as clothes, perfume and incense.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 4, 2013
Listed
Sep 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014