Fetna used to be an employee in the Ministry of Health till she recently retired and started making pickles at home for sale. This has been going on for four years now. Year by year, Fetna make more types of pickles based, of course, on the season. Spicy olive pickles and cucumber pickles are the most ordered.
For now, Fetna wants to increase the quantity of pickles she makes and sells to the food markets, until she can open her own pickles store. In order to do that, Fetna decided to apply for a loan to buy more vegetables and containers to start providing the market with her product.
Fetna, a 51-year-old lady, is married and has two sons and a daughter.
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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.