Update on Al-Nada GroupThis group is called Al-Nada, and consists of 3 ladies (Nadia, Ans and Lamia) who live in Aden, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 240000 YER from AMB.
Nadia is 50 years old and lives with her family in Aden, Yemen. She is a very efficient woman because aside from caring for her family, she likes to work and thus help her family. She sells ladies clothes, incense, perfume and other goods. She has been in this business for many years and is experienced in sales, which allows her to make a better income.
Nadia would like to expand her business. She has applied for a second loan from AMB to buy clothes, incense and perfume for her business. The loan will give her the opportunity to improve the income from her business. She is grateful to the Kiva lenders who funded the first loan.
Previous Loan DetailsThis group is called Al-Nada, and consists of 3 ladies who live in Aden, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 240000 YER from AMB. Nadia is 49 years old and lives with her family in Aden, Yemen. She sells ladies clothes, incense, perfumes and other goods. She has been in this business for many y... More from Al-Nada Group's previous loan »
About Al-Amal Microfinance BankAl-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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
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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