Anahid from Al Bayader, Amman , is a 37 year-old married woman and mother of 4. Years ago, Anahid learned to sew and design clothes and started her own business in fashioning and embroidering dresses. She used the first two loans that she took from Tamweelcom to develop her business by purchasing new machines and training women. Anahid is requesting a loan of 300JOD to purchase new sewing machine and train a woman to use it.
An aspiration of Anahid is to expand her business and employ additional women to help them improve ther living standards.
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.