Hind is a 37-year-old conservative married woman. She asked her husband, who helps her, to take her place in the photo.
Hind's husband is a carpenter. Using his experience and the leftover wood from his work, Hind makes carved centerpieces. She also makes some traditional wooden items like the ones shown in the picture.
Hind has applied for this loan in order to buy more raw materials to increase her productivity and start participating in bazaars and exhibitions.
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.