Laila is a 42-year-old married woman from Madaba, Jordan. She is the mother of six children.
Laila started her embroidery business from home years ago, and over time, she could provide it with machines. Now she is requesting a loan of 1200 JD to purchase materials needed for the project.
An aspiration of Laila's is to expand her project and purchase another sewing machine to increase the sales volume and her income, which will help her daughter in continuing her university education.
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.