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Zakria Group
In this Group: Mohammed, Yousf, Khateba, Fawzia
Zakria is a group of two men and two women from Taiz, Yemen. All of them are poor. They applied for a 120,000 YER loan from AMB . Khateba is a 38-year-old married woman with five children. She is the leader of the group. She is uneducated and lives in a poor area in Taiz.

Her house is very old and in a miserable condition. She has accumulated some money to renovate her house. It is known that house renovation requires a lot of money. She has started renovating her house but has run short on money. She needs to complete the renovation task, so she asked for a loan of 30,000 YER to buy cement and carpentry materials. She hopes that after the completion of the house renovation, she can start accumulating money to improve the living conditions of her family.

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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.

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About Yemen

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,193,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.7
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Zakria Group's $575 loan helped a member to buy cement and carpentry materials for renovating her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 10, 2013
Listed
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014