Asmaa is a 33-year-old married woman. She has three sons, her husband has two jobs so he can support the family.
To help her husband, Asmaa built an outside room and turned it into a small shop for selling accessories and toys. The shop is located on the way to a school, so a lot of children and teenagers come to buy from her.
Now Asmaa has applied for a loan to expand and add a new line of products, specifically home products, to her store.
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.