Maryam, age 37, is a homemaker caring for nine sons and daughters. She is helped by her husband, who works as a bus driver.
To help her husband in supporting their big family, Maryam obtained a small number of sheep and goats and started an animal sales business. She has now applied for this loan in order to buy higher-quality feed and to expand the barn so that she can bring in more goats.
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.