Zainab's husband has recently retired from the military, so they opened a small grocery store in their neighborhood where her husband and her brother work together. Now Zainab has applied for this loan to add more food products to the store to help her husband with his business.
Zainab is a 38-year-old married woman. She has five daughters and two sons. Zainab is a conservative person, she asked her brother, Mahmoud, 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.