Suhaila is a 54-year-old married woman from Al Zarqa, Amman, Jordan and a mother of three children.
Suhaila is a tailor and she has a home-based project which started years ago with only one sewing machine. Now she is requesting a loan of 300 JD to purchase raw materials such as fabrics and thread.
Suhaila is looking to move her business out of her home into a shop to enlarge her customer base and increase her income with an aspiration of purchasing a home for the family instead of their current rented one.
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.