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COVID-19 response in Microfinance sector

COVID-19 response in Microfinance sector

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the...

Young and Hungry

Young and Hungry

Full of energy, Fathiya Lucky is a young girl with strong ambitions, aiming to be a great leader who will fight for the rights of women across the country. Fathiya leaves in Borama city in Somaliland. Together with her family, she owns a car wash business and does the...

A Day in Bajuni Island

A Day in Bajuni Island

Baba Jeylani (left) with KIMS Chief of Operation Abdifatah Muthane KIMS Microfinance extended its investment opportunity to fishery sectors in Bajuni islands, situated on the southern coast of Somalia and home of the Bajuni people. This community grew crops, built...

KIMS Gave Me Hope

KIMS Gave Me Hope

DeeqaMursal Omar, a mother of 8 children, used her loan to build a successful business that sells clothes in Bakara Market in Mogadishu, Somalia, after getting a micro-entrepreneurship loan from KIMS Microfinance. Throughout her life, Deeqa has worked hard for her 8...

KIMS Microfinance strengthens its board with new appointment

KIMS Microfinance strengthens its board with new appointment

KIMS Microfinance is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms.Rahma Hersi as their newest Board Member. Rahma Hersi has over a decade of experience in working in the Islamic finance sector including in different fields such as Islamic Finance and Banking,...

New Branding for a Growing Organisation

New Branding for a Growing Organisation

Kaah Islamic Microfinance Services has rebranded as KIMS Microfinance and in the process has introduced a fresh and modern brand identity for the organisation reflecting its status as the leading microfinance institution in Somalia and its national and...

Making a Successful Return

Making a Successful Return

Born in Kismayo, Ikran was forced by war to flee her home and resettle in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. After seven years Ikran was able to return to Kismayo. “I now have a reliable income”.​ - Ikran As work was scarce, Ikran was doomed to end up with an...

Reestablishing a Somali Fishing Industry

Reestablishing a Somali Fishing Industry

In 2016, the port city of Kismayo received more than 25,000 refugees who returned to Somali from Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Since 2015, 75,000 refugees have returned to Somalia from refugee camps in Kenya. A significant number of these refugees have come to the...