Alya'a, 43, is married, has four children and resides in Al-Hashmi, Jordan. She has requested a 1200 JOD loan to buy cosmetics, perfumes, accessories, and clothes for her retail business. She is planning to buy the items from Aqaba, Jordan, and then sell to her neighbors. Alya'a is planning to designate a room in her house for her business. In the future, she is looking forward to improving the living conditions of her family.
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.