Fatmeh is a 57-year-old widow. She is supporting a family of seven members by working in farms.
Fatmeh plants different types of vegetables every season, for example now she has planted lettuce and will start selling it in the market. She has been in the farming business for 20 years.
Now Fatmeh has applied for a loan to prepare the land for the next season and buy new vegetable seeds.
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.