A loan of $725 helped a member to buy incense-making supplies.


Alaqami Group's story

ALAQAMI is a group of three women from Aden, Yemen who are close friends and live in large traditional families with their husbands, children, and other relatives. Each of them is married with at least three children. These women sell various items such as incense.

To expand their business, the group members decided to request a loan of 150,000 Yemeni Rial (YER) from AMB.

Amna is 45 years old (she is in the middle of the photo) and the leader of this group. She is a married woman and has six children, three of whom are adults. They are her reason and motivation to do well in life. She lives in Aden.

Amna has been running incense for twenty years. She started this business due to acquiring her work from her mother who previously made incense.

With her family's encouragement in order to support them with their household expenses, she started work building the business back up. She gradually grew the business and increased the variety of products she sold. She is famous in the incense industry.

She would like to expand her business in order to meet her clients' needs. She requested a loan of 50,000 YER from AMB to invest in buying supplies for her business like perfumes, sugar and other items that will be used to make incense to sell.

In the future, she would like to expand her business by distributing incense around her area and cities in her country.

In this group: Fathia, Amna, Nada



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