Due to cultural reasons Intisar prefers that her photo is not on the Internet; thus the above photo is of her husband. Intisar is a 33-year-old married woman from Ashrafia, Amman, Jordan who has 4 family members. She is requesting a loan of 600 JD to buy toilet paper to resell in the same area. In the future she wants to expand her project.
Tamweelcom was ranked among the top ten microfinance institutions worldwide in 2007 and 2008 by the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). Tamweelcom offers loan products tailored to the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in Jordan, including vocational and solar power loans, loans for aspiring entrepreneurs starting a project from home, and loans for established small businesses. Tamweelcom’s non-financial services include training and permanent showrooms for clients to develop and market their products, as well as educational grants for children to attend private school. Through a partnership with Jordan’s largest telecommunications company, Tamweelcom is the first microfinance institution in the Middle East and North Africa to allow clients to make monthly loan repayments with their mobile phones.