Manal, 30 years old, is a conservative woman, so she asked her husband to take her place in the photo.
Manal and her husband are both employees in private institutions, and they have a son and a daughter. They both share the same interests when it comes to birds, so they started a small home-based business, buying and selling birds. Manal has applied for this loan to get a new type of birds, different from what they have.
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.