Fadwa is a 32-year-old married woman from Ashrafia, Amman, Jordan, who supports 5 family members. She is requesting a loan of 800 JOD to buy materials for her flower arranging business. She is planning on opening a shop to sell these flower arrangements. She always strives to improve her family's economic situation and hopes one day to buy a family home. Fadwa prefers that her photo not be on the internet; thus the above photo is of her husband with her flower arrangements.
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.