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Hamdi Abdilahi
Hamdi Abdilahi is 26 years old. He studies at Gollis University, with the faculty of Civil Engineering, and he is also a primary school teacher. He needs a laptop to prepare university assignments and to read lessons when given in soft copy. Buying a laptop on his own is the greatest challenge he has faced in his learning process. Lecturers use a projector during classes and give the students the soft copy of the lessons. Getting the laptop will help him to improve his lesson preparation. Now he is waiting for a laptop that Kaaba will provide him, which he will pay for in monthly installments.

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This loan is part of Kaaba Microfinance Institution's effort to provide young students and recent graduates with laptop computers, and will be used to provide borrowers with computers, as opposed to cash or financial credit. Kaaba is the only nonprofit microfinance institution currently operating in Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region located within Somalia that is not recognized by other countries. Laptops are very difficult to obtain in Somaliland because the local economy has been severely impacted by civil conflict. By funding this loan, you are helping Kaaba bring computers from outside Somaliland and provide them to young clients on credit.

Kaaba has developed loan products in alignment with the cultural context in the primarily Muslim area it serves. To avoid charging interest -- which is opposed to Islamic law -- the organization purchases laptops for its borrowers and sells them at a slight markup ranging between 1.3% and 8% per month, proportional to the term of the loan. 


About Somalia

  • $600
    Average annual income
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  • $238,125
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Hamdi Abdilahi to buy a laptop for education purposes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2014
Dec 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014