Aliaa is a 38-year-old married woman and a mother of four children.
Everyone who knows Aliaa has seen her childlike spirit and has advised her to work in a daycare, which was a tempting idea for her, but she wanted to stay at home and be with her children in their early years. That was one of the reasons that lead her to open a small daycare at her house that will allow her to stay with her children and take care of others’.
Living in an active place in Abu Alanda where a lot of women go out of the home to work is one of the reasons why her daycare has succeeded, and by the word of mouth of those women she has now a good number of clients to serve.
Due to the increase in the number of children, Aliaa now is applying for a loan to buy more toys and mattresses for kids to rest and play, and to add more safety equipment for those kids.
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.