Isaaf is a 43-year-old single lady who started working in 2002 as a tailor at a tailoring shop for three months then decided to start her own business on her own.
In 2002, Isaaf bought a sewing machine and started sewing and tailoring clothes for people at her home. Little by little, she was able to expand and open her own tailoring shop.
Now Isaaf has applied for a loan to buy a new sewing machine and work on expanding more.
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.