Update on Ra'eqaRa’eqa is a 53-year-old married woman who has previously applied for a loan to buy more material to make more carpets and rugs.
Now Ra’eqa has applied for this loan to do some maintenance to the equipment she uses to make carpets. Ra’eqa has enhanced the products she makes and she now takes customized order and sells it with a higher price, of course. She hopes that soon she can recruit someone to help her in the business so she can deliver her orders on time.
Previous Loan DetailsRa’eqa A. K., who has creative and artistic ideas, decided to learn from her husband’s previous experience in carpet weaving and spinning, and combine it with her creative skill to start their own business five years ago. Ra’eqa started to create beautiful carpet designs and work with her husb... More from Ra'eqa's previous loan »
About National Microfinance BankJordan 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.
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