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Update on Wazma

Living in an isolated area has given Wazma the courage to start a small food products store. All of her neighbors in the area come to buy from her. They even make some special orders for her to get from the city. This has helped her to know what types of food products they need and will use it to enhance her service.

Her previous loan was used to add variation to her products which allowed her to prepare a small room in the house for expanding the store. Now she has applied for another loan so she can fill the store with more food products and try to build a few shelves to organize what she has.

Previous Loan Details

Wazma is a 49-year-old married woman who has six children to raise. She lives in an almost isolated area far from some services. Wazma recently started a small business selling different kinds of snacks and food supplies at her house, benefiting from the fact that there is no close supermarket in… More from Wazma's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Jordan

  • $3,740
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $7,338,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,575 helped Wazma to buy more food products and build shelves.
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2012
May 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 6, 2012