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Laila is a 30-year-old housewife who has three children with her husband Anwar, who works in a factory. Laila and her husband have built a small storage room where they manufacture types of tobacco to be used for Arabian Shisha. After making the tobacco, her husband delivers it to shops and cafés in their area.
Now Laila want to buy some specialist equipment and machines for making these types of tobacco. In the future, she wants to expand and have her own factory.
because Laila is a conservative person, her husband Anwar has agreed to take 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
  • 25
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $7,922,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Laila to buy some specialist equipment and machines for making tobacco.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013