Sahar is a 53 year old widow from Al Zarqa Amman, Jordan, who has 2 family members. She is requesting a loan of 500 JD to pay for food items. She makes Zaatar, a traditional spice mix in her home for sale. In the future, she would like to expand her project by opening a shop which will help increase the number of customers and increase her income. She hopes to be able to continue her sons education.
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.