Dalal, who creates artistic handmade items, is from Marka- Amman. She is a 43-year-old widow and the mother of five.
Through Souk Ayyadi (an initiative of Tamweelcom which was ushered into existence to expand clients' promotional base) Dalal found that she could increase her sales and expand her client base. This developed her business and helped her to assess the market needs.
Dalal is requesting a loan of 1,200 JOD to expand her artistic projects and improve her profitability. An aspiration of Dalal is to open her own shop where she can sell her products independently, which will improve her family's standard of living.
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.