Ne’ma, 48 years old, is a married woman with three daughters and one son. After her husband retired from the military, he started working on his small bus in a distributing business.
Three years ago, Ne’ma started a small business with the help of her husband, buying home products and other items and selling to relatives and friends. Now Ne’ma has applied for a loan so she can build a small extra outside room and use it as a small shop for the products she sells.
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.