Inshirah is a 30-year-old conservative woman who asked her husband to take her place in the photo. Inshirah’s husband serves in the military and they have one son.
She started a small trading business selling blankets and bed sheets at home. Now she has applied for this loan to buy more bed covers to increase her inventory and revenue so she can, in the future, open her own storage room to distribute to other stores in the market.
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.