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Suhair, 34 years old, is a conservative woman, so she asked her husband to take her place in the photo.

Her husband is a tailor who has a small tailoring workshop where he makes equestrian uniforms and sells them locally. He hopes that one day he can start selling to buyers outside the country. Suhair wants to support her husband so she applied for this loan to help first in improving the workshop itself and bring in more fabric so he can achieve his dream soon.

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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.

About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,031,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,425 helped Suhair to buy more fabric for her husband's tailoring business.
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2012
Sep 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 2, 2012