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Abdifatah Jama
Abdifatah Jama is 22 years old. He studies at Alpha University College with the faculty of Accounting. He faces a major problem in his learning. His problem is the lack of a laptop to learn. He needs a laptop to prepare university assignments and read lessons when given in soft copy. He cannot pay the money all at one time. He approached Kaaba MFI, and Kaaba will provide him with a laptop that he can pay for in installments. After his time in the university, Abdifatah hopes to prepare for his master's degree in accounting.

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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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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Abdifatah Jama to buy a laptop for education purposes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 30, 2013
Nov 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 2, 2014