Siham is a 57-year-old woman from Al Nassar, Amman, Jordan. She is requesting a loan of 1,000 JOD to buy home cleaning products, which she will be selling to increase her income. Her goal is to improve her family's living standards. She hopes that her children will be able to continue their university education. Siham prefers not to have her photo on the internet. The above photo is of her son.
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.