Hanan is a 41-year-old conservative woman. She asked her father to take her place in the photo.
Hanan is a married woman and a mother of one baby girl. Her husband works in the security and safety business. Hanan has a sewing machine at home that she uses to do her small home business in tailoring and embroidery. She has applied for this loan to buy another sewing machine and more thread to increase her productivity in making embroidered traditional dresses. She hopes that in the future she will be able to open a small workshop and employ a few female tailors to increase the profits and start a distribution business.
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.