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Update on Ammar

After he finished the repayment of the the first and the second loans, Ammar applied for a third loan from Kiva lenders. He plans to use the loan in order to purchase food ingredients and other materials for the restaurant. Ammar is warmly thankful to Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. They helped him very much, in improving his business and the condition of his family.

Ammar has decided to open a section inside the restaurant for selling Sambusa and other traditional foods, in the holy month (Ramathan). These foods will be very profitable for him, because in the holy month, most of the people go to sell these foods and the others make these foods inside their house. As a result, Ammar applied for a loan of 500,000 YER from AMB. He will use this amount in order to purchase food ingredients such as flour and sugar, and tongs and other tools, as well as many cooking pots, in order to make the traditional foods.

Ammar hopes to get this third loan from Kiva lenders.

Previous Loan Details

Ammar is 29 years old and lives in Taiz, Yemen. He has been operating a restaurant. It is his only source of income and a profitable business, but Ammar needs more support to cover his family's needs. He is a hardworking man who works 15 hours a day. He is looking to increase the range of product... More from Ammar's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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.

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 loan of $2,350 helped Ammar to purchase food ingredients, cooking pots and other tools, for making the traditional foods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014