Jawahir is a 46-year-old conservative woman. She asked her son, who helps her in the business, to take the photo instead.
Jawahir is a housewife, caring for four sons and one daughter.
She started a small business in farming to support the family so they can meet the increased financial needs. With the USD 1,425 loan she is applying for, Jawahir wants to buy more seeds and fertilizers to enhance the plants she is growing, knowing that she will switch them with every season.
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.