Due to cultural issues, Refqa was not willing to upload her picture on the internet, so the woman in the photo is her daughter.
Refqa is a 56-year-old married woman from Al Hashmi, Amman, Jordan and a mother of four children.
Refqa is trading in scrap metal like iron and copper and she is requesting a loan of 500 JD to purchase scrap metal with an aspiration of purchasing a home for the family.
Tamweelcom 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.