Fathiya is a 51-year-old housewife. She lives with her husband and their nine children, except the ones who are already married. To help her husband, a bus driver, support their big family, Fathiya started to make different kinds of pickles at home to sell. It has been 11 years since she started. Besides her daily new customers, Fathiya has old customers and families who only buy their pickles from her every time they run out.
Fathiya has applied for this loan to buy different sizes of bottles, since some people are looking to buy small amounts based on their needs. She also wants to try making new kinds of pickles that are not available in the market.
Fathiya is a conservative person, so she asked her daughter, Hind, to take her place in the photo.
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.