Ameeneh, 48 years old, is a married lady who has five sons and one daughter. Her husband has another five sons and daughters from another wife.
To be able to support their big family, Ameeneh started a small retail business selling blankets and clothes at home. She hopes that one day she can open her own store for selling clothes. But now, Ameeneh has applied for a loan so she can increase the amount of goods that she has in order to increase her income.
Since Ameeneh is a conservative person, she asked her brother-in-law to take the photo instead.
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.