Shahinaz is a conservative person, so she has asked her husband to take her place in the photo.
Shahinaz, 36 years old and a married woman, has three boys and a daughter. Her husband Yaser is a freelance transporter and owns a pick-up that he uses for this purpose.
Shahinaz does embroidery at home to help by adding another source of income for the family. Now she has applied for this loan in order to buy a new sewing machine so she can expand in the future and open a big tailoring workshop.
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.