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Jobran Al- Orok Group
In this Group: Maryam, Amera, Anisa, Salwa
This group is called Jobran Al- Orok. It consists of four women from Sana'a, Yemen. They are hardworking and enterprising women. They applied for a loan of 140,000 YER from AMB.

Anisa is a 35-year-old married woman. She is the leader of the group. Anisa is an uneducated woman, but she is very dynamic and active. She works as a housewife. Anisa has a lot of housework. Her house lacks a washing machine, and she always washes the family's clothes with her hands. This work makes her very tired. Anisa cannot afford this condition. She asked her husband to buy a washing machine for the house in order to help her with the clothes. Unfortunately, the income of her husband is not enough to cover all the expenses of the family. For this reason, Anisa applied for a loan of 40,000 YER from AMB to buy a washing machine.

Anisa looks forward to building a second floor and renting the first one in order to make a better future.

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.

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 Yemen

  • $3,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Yemen Loans Fundraising
  • $3,225,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 214.9
    Yemen Rials (YER) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jobran Al- Orok Group's $675 loan helped a member to buy a washing machine to help her to wash clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 15, 2014
Listed
Aug 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2015