Riham is a married woman and the mother of four children, living in Marka, which is just outside of Amman. She works from her home in buying and selling clothes and shoes.
She wishes to expand her business by increasing the amount of clothes she has to sell, so she can one day reach the point of opening an independent store for clothes and shoes. She hopes to help her husband in providing a better life for her kids.
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.