Ahmad is a 27 year-old married man and the father of one child, from Al Ashrafia, Jordan. Ahmad has a vehicle repair shop. He is requesting a loan of 1500JD to purchase more tools and equipment to improve his performance as a mechanic and to be more efficient for his customers. Ahmad aspires to enlarge his business, increase his customer base, and improve the standard of living for his family.
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.