Fatmeh is a conservative lady and she has asked her mother, Noufah, to appear in this photo. She is 35 years old and single, with four sisters and two brothers. Fatmeh works as a school bus attendant, but her salary is not enough to help her family financially. She therefore started a small home business where she sells home products such as glasses, plates, cups, vases, and other items. Her mother helps while Fatmeh is at work.
Fatmeh is requesting a loan to buy more home products to sell. She is still in the process of launching her business and is focusing on serving her neighbors and friends first.
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.