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Nahwand is a conservative person, and for that reason she asked her son, Majdi, to replace her in the photo. Nahwand, 54 years old and a married woman, has three sons and daughters. Her husband works In the tailoring business. Nahwand also works in the same field, so they established a workshop and added a few machines to it and started their business almost a year ago.

Now Nahwand has applied for a loan to buy more sewing machines and other needed tools.

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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.

About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,248,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Nahwand to buy more sewing machines and other needed tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013