Adnan is a 47-year-old man who owns a frozen-food store in Amman, Jordan. He is a father of five.
In spite of being handicapped, Adnan has built a successful business to support his family. Twelve years ago, Adnan started his business by opening a small shop selling frozen food. With strong determination, he has filled all of his once-empty shelves. Now, Adnan owns two shops and is looking into buying a chicken farm.
Adnan took his first loan of 2000 Jordanian Dinars from Tamweelcom to buy two new freezers to meet clients' demand and improve his business.
Tamweelcom was ranked among the top ten microfinance institutions worldwide in 2007 and 2008 by the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). Tamweelcom offers loan products tailored to the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in Jordan, including vocational and solar power loans, loans for aspiring entrepreneurs starting a project from home, and loans for established small businesses. Tamweelcom’s non-financial services include training and permanent showrooms for clients to develop and market their products, as well as educational grants for children to attend private school. Through a partnership with Jordan’s largest telecommunications company, Tamweelcom is the first microfinance institution in the Middle East and North Africa to allow clients to make monthly loan repayments with their mobile phones.