Ahlam, 31 years old, is a housewife with three kids.
She started her own business a while ago making trays from straw and other type of crafts. She hopes that one day she can open her own store for selling her handmade crafts and open a training center to teach youth how to make crafts.
Ahlam has applied for a loan to buy new material to make fabric craft like knitting and others.
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.