Tamam is a 40-year-old mother of six sons and daughters. Tamam and her husband Bassam work together selling clothes, blankets, and small electronics.
They have been running this retail business for the last four years.
Now Tamam has applied for a loan to add more products to their range in order to expand and reach more areas. In the future, they hope to open a separate store.
Because Tamam is a conservative person, her husband Bassam has agreed 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.