Farial, age 49, prefers not to put her photo on the Internet, so her son is pictured here. She lives in Hay Nazal, Jordan, with five family members.
She is requesting a loan of 600 JOD so that she can pay the tuition costs at her daughter's university. She is also planning on buying products that she will sell wholesale to increase her income.
In the future, she would like to marry off her son.
Her dream is to buy and own a family home.
Tamweelcom was ranked among the top ten microfinance institutions worldwide in 2007 and 2008 by the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). Tamweelcom offers loan products tailored to the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in Jordan, including vocational and solar power loans, loans for aspiring entrepreneurs starting a project from home, and loans for established small businesses. Tamweelcom’s non-financial services include training and permanent showrooms for clients to develop and market their products, as well as educational grants for children to attend private school. Through a partnership with Jordan’s largest telecommunications company, Tamweelcom is the first microfinance institution in the Middle East and North Africa to allow clients to make monthly loan repayments with their mobile phones.