Aziza is 45 years old and a mother of eight sons and daughters, the oldest of whom is 22 years old.
After her husband retired, they prepared a small chicken house in their backyard and started a small business buying and selling chickens. That was almost four years ago and the business is still going on. Aziza has applied for a loan in order to buy more chickens to add to those she already has in order to make a bigger chicken farm.
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.