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Basima is a 41-year-old married woman from Irbid, Jordan and a mother of 10 children. She makes "Maftol" which is a kind of traditional food in Jordan.

Basima is requesting a loan of 500 JD to expand her home-based project and purchase more materials needed to make more Maftol.

Basima is looking to purchase a machine for making Maftol so that she can increased her sales volume and increase her income to finance her children's education.

Additional Information

About Tamweelcom

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.

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About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,034,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Basima to expand her project by purchasing more materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 16, 2013