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Mohammed
Mohammed is a 26-year-old single man, and lives in Sana`a, Yemen. He is a very hardworking soldier who gets a low salary. In addition to his career, he has a small grocery store that used to cover his family's expenses (brothers and parents). He is a responsible and determined man who is always seeking alternative opportunities to help provide a better life for his family. Mohammed's house is located in a rural area and he needs to make some improvements to it. He plans to install doors and windows and finish building a bedroom. He is very excited about these modifications because he knows that it will make his family safer and more comfortable. However, he doesn't presently have enough capital to purchase everything he needs to carry out the home improvements. For this reason, he decided to request a loan of YER 300,000 to purchase doors and windows to complete building his house. He hopes with this loan the family can live in a more comfortable place.

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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 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.

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About Yemen

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,193,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.9
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Mohammed to purchase doors and windows to complete building his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 17, 2013
Listed
Sep 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014