Fatmeh is a 40-year-old single woman. After her brother passed away, she devoted herself to raising her sister and her brother’s children. Fatmeh has been doing embroidery since she was 13 years old as a hobby. Fatmeh uses her talent and skills to embroider beautiful traditional dresses, pillows and other traditional items. By word of mouth, people reach her to order special dresses for special occasions.
Fatmeh has applied for a loan to buy more sewing materials, hoping that one day she will be able to open her own store.
About National Microfinance Bank
Jordan is a small country located in the heart of the Middle East’s Levant region. Regional instability has caused Jordan to be excluded from global investments for decades. Additionally, a lack of natural resources—including water and energy—places tremendous strain on the Jordanian economy, over 80% of which consists of small businesses, largely in the service industry. Despite their importance in the economy, many of these businesses are excluded from the banking sector because of their size. Microfinance institutions like National Microfinance Bank offer them an opportunity to enhance and expand their businesses. NMB also offers its services to other underprivileged peoples in Jordan, providing them with loans to pursue educational goals and improve their homes and livelihoods.