Update on MahaMaha is a 37-year-old Jordanian micro-entrepreneur who is doing embroidery and basketry. She is a married woman from Al Hashmi, Amman, Jordan and a mother of five children.
This is the second time Maha is obtaining a loan from Tamweelcom. Her first loan helped her a lot in developing her business and now she is requesting a loan of 500 JD to purchase more raw materials.
Maha is looking to open a shop for her project so that she can increase her income and better improve her family's quality of life.
Previous Loan DetailsMaha, 35 years old, is a Jordanian micro-entrepreneur. She is married and a mother of four. Maha’s humble hobby in decorating with flowers and making straw products turned into a successful business after she attended a specialized course in making basketry which gave her a belief in herself… More from Maha's previous loan »
About TamweelcomTamweelcom was ranked among the top ten microfinance institutions worldwide in 2007 and 2008 by the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). Tamweelcom offers loan products tailored to the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in Jordan, including vocational and solar power loans, loans for aspiring entrepreneurs starting a project from home, and loans for established small businesses. Tamweelcom’s non-financial services include training and permanent showrooms for clients to develop and market their products, as well as educational grants for children to attend private school. Through a partnership with Jordan’s largest telecommunications company, Tamweelcom is the first microfinance institution in the Middle East and North Africa to allow clients to make monthly loan repayments with their mobile phones.
For more information, please visit Tamweelcom’s website.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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