Jawahir is 53 year old and widowed. She is still caring for two sons and a daughter who live with her. To be able to support the family and put some food on the table, she started a small, home-based business selling clothing.
Jawahir is requesting a loan to expand her business, increase the quantity of clothing she has, and expand her summer collection.
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.