Rabeea, 49 years old and widowed, was left with three sons and one daughter. She is a hardworking mother and a fighter who started a small home-based business 20 years ago on a small scale, selling clothes.
Four years ago, Rabeea was able to open her own store in the market and fill it with different types of clothes. Her son Firas now helps her in the store. Now, Rabeea has applied for a loan to add more winter clothes to what they sell as we have entered the season.
Because Rabeea is a conservative person, she has requested that her son Firas 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.