Maiada is a 21-year-old single lady who lives in Irbid with her family. Three years ago, with the help of her family, she started a small home business selling clothes and blankets to neighbors, friends, and relatives. Now, through word of mouth, knowledge of her business has reached more and more customers. Maiada has applied for this loan to buy more products and new winter fashions to attract more customers during this season.
Because Maiada is a conservative person, she asked her brother Mohammad to appear in the photo instead.
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.