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Faten, 38 years old and a housewife, has two sons and three daughters. Her husband works in one of the Jordanian Entities.

Faten has learned and inherited the embroidery skill from her mother,. She used to make small napkins when she was young for her own use. Lately, to help her husband in supporting their family, Faten started to put her skills into action and make embroidered dresses, pillow covers, and other items to sell.

Faten is now working on finding some retailers in the market through whom she can sell her products. She wants to have her own store in the future, but in the meantime she is concentrating on having variety in what she makes and trying to reach retailers and distributors to market her products, so she has applied for a loan to make more embroidered items and distribute to the shops.

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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
  • 63
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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 $1,000 helped Faten to make more embroidered items and distribute them to the shops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013