Sawsan, a 47-year-old married woman, used to work at a governmental entity till she retired recently. Her husband also has retired from the military.
Sawsan started two years ago making ceramic and mosaic art for sale, and in that way she has added another source of income beside their retirement salaries. She finds joy making jars and vases from ceramics.
She has applied for a loan to open a small workshop for making this type of crafts and employing a few crafters to increase the productivity in addition to help more families with their incomes.
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.