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Due to cultural reasons, Fatima prefers that not to have her photo on the Internet; thus the above photo is of her husband. Fatima is a 50 year old married woman, who has 2 family members from Ashrafia in Amman, Jordan. She is requesting a loan of 500 JD to pay for home improvements. She would like to buy new furniture and wants to repaint her home. In the future, she hopes to expand her home and improve her living standards.

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About Tamweelcom

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.

For more information, please visit Tamweelcom’s website.

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About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,222,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD