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Aisha a 47-year-old housewife married to Harb, a 52-year-old man who works in a printing house.

Aisha and her husband started a small business buying large quantities of salt and different types of spices and re-packing then in small packages or small amounts that are not available in the market in special packages of her design.

Aisha’s husband helps her in printing the packages and in the marketing process. Now Aisha wants to expand her business by buying more spices that are still not included in what she sells, hoping that one day she will be able to open her own spices store in the area.

Because Aisha is a conservative person, she asked her husband to appear in the photo instead.

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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.

About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $7,941,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Aisha to buy more spices to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2011
Nov 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013