Rania, 37, is married and lives with four other family members in Amman, Jordan. For cultural reasons she prefers that her photo not be on the Internet; thus, the above photo is of her son.
Rania is requesting a loan of 800 JOD from Tamweelcom to buy blankets to resell to her friends and neighbors. She would like to expand her project to increase her income.
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.