Nidaa is a 41-year-old divorced woman from Al Hussein, Amman, Jordan. Nidaa started her business by packaging Dead Sea clay and minerals in amazing packages made by her. Dead Sea is the lowest area in the world and the sea is full of minerals and clay which help in healing many skin and bone issues. Then Nidaa expanded her business to include making mosaics to meet the demand of the market.
Nidaa is requesting a loan of 500 Jordanian dinars to purchase materials needed for her packaging and mosaics business, such as
clay, fabrics, etc. Nidaa is looking to customize a room in her home so that she can display all her products together. She hopes to then open a shop as a second step.
Tamweelcom was ranked among the top ten microfinance institutions worldwide in 2007 and 2008 by the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). Tamweelcom offers loan products tailored to the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in Jordan, including vocational and solar power loans, loans for aspiring entrepreneurs starting a project from home, and loans for established small businesses. Tamweelcom’s non-financial services include training and permanent showrooms for clients to develop and market their products, as well as educational grants for children to attend private school. Through a partnership with Jordan’s largest telecommunications company, Tamweelcom is the first microfinance institution in the Middle East and North Africa to allow clients to make monthly loan repayments with their mobile phones.