Itidal is a 44-year-old hardworking woman. She is married to a man who works at Aqaba port, and they have five children.
To provide their children with the best environment to grow, Itidal chose to have her own business making cheese and yogurt. She first started at home then, step by step, she was able to open her own store and buy the needed tools and equipment to speed up the process of manufacturing the cheese and yogurt. Recently she expanded her store and made a new section for selling a few kinds of food products.
Now Itidal has applied for a loan in order to buy more food products for her store and more ingredients for making cheese and yogurt.
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.