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Wahida Group
In this Group: Rasha, Mriam, Wahida, Qrama

Update on Wahida Group

Wahida 22 Mayo is a group that consists of the same members of the first group from Taiz, Yemen. They requested a loan of 250, 000 YER from AMB.

Wahida is the leader of the group. She is a 40-year-old married woman with eight children, living with them in their own house. Their house is uncompleted and it needs renovation from the inside.

Last year the group applied for a first loan from Kiva Lenders. Wahida used the first loan for purchasing construction materials in order to build and renovate her house. The first loan helped Wahida very much to improve the condition of her family through building part of house and renovating it.

After she finished the repayment of the installment of the first loan, Wahida applied for a second loan of 70,000 YER from Kiva Lender in order to complete all the renovation of her house. All the members of the group are very thankful to Kiva lenders for their first loan, and they hope to receive the second loan from Kiva Lenders.

Previous Loan Details

This group is called Wahida and consists of four ladies who live in Taiz, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 160,000 YER. Wahida is 39 years old and the leader of this group. She is a housewife and a very hardworking woman. She has a small house. She needs a loan of 50,000 YER from AMB to… More from Wahida Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is governed by Islamic lending principles. Because Islamic Law prohibits the charging of interest, Al-Amal is charging 0% interest on this loan. This is a Murabaha loan, which means that Al-Amal purchases goods for borrowers and charges a fee or mark-up. Click here to learn more about this loan type and Kiva's approach to lending in the Islamic world.   

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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 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
  • 29
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,141,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.9
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Wahida Group's $1,175 loan helped a member to buy construction materials to complete the building of her house.
58% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 5, 2014
Listed
Jun 12, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Wahida Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2013. Learn More