Iman is a 40-year-old conservative housewife; she has asked her husband Jamal to take her place in the photo.
Jamal is supporting a family of seven members with the income he makes from his business, cleaning services. In order to support her husband, Iman has decided to take out this loan so that they can buy their partner's share of the business. This will allow them to own the business themselves.
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.