Ilham is a very active and creative woman who lives in Zarqa. She has been arranging flowers for more than six and a half years. She has been getting lots of compliments on her work, so she has been saving ever since with the hope that she can start her own flower shop sometime soon. She has applied for this loan to buy more raw materials to increase her productivity.
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.