Due to cultural reasons Khitam prefers that her photo is not on the Internet, thus the above photo is of her husband.
Khitam is a 33-year-old married woman who has 5 family members from Al Koorah, Jordan. She is requesting a loan of 400 JD to buy materials for her grocery store such as foodstuff to resell. She wants to expand her business by increase her products. She hopes in the future to buy cleaning products and mobile cards to resell.
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.