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Yasin Barkhad
Yasin Barkhad is 25 years old. He studies at the university of Hargeisa faculty of medicine. He needs a laptop to prepare his assignements. His main challenge is the lack of a laptop to use while learning. He approached Kaaba MFI to provide him a laptop as a loan. Kaaba MFI will provide the laptop which he can pay for in monthly installments. After university, Yasin hopes to work as a doctor.

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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
  • 1
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  • $285,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yasin Barkhad to buy a laptop for educational purposes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 30, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 2, 2014