Yusra is a conservative woman, so she asked her son Yousef to take her place in the photo.
Yusra is a 52-year-old married woman. She has five sons who work as calligraphers in their own family shop. They are supporting the family since their father has an illness that does not allow him to work.
Yusra wants to support her sons, so she has applied for this loan to enhance the internal decoration of the shop and buy more tools needed for calligraphic work.
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.