Arwa is 45 years old and the mother of four children. To help support the family and improve their living conditions, Arwa makes delicious pickles form different types of vegetables including cucumbers, olives and eggplants. She makes these pickles in special containers of varying sizes appropriate for families or restaurants to meet different customer’s needs. She has applied for this loan in order to obtain more containers to expand her business.
About National Microfinance Bank
Jordan is a small country located in the heart of the Middle East’s Levant region. Regional instability has caused Jordan to be excluded from global investments for decades. Additionally, a lack of natural resources—including water and energy—places tremendous strain on the Jordanian economy, over 80% of which consists of small businesses, largely in the service industry. Despite their importance in the economy, many of these businesses are excluded from the banking sector because of their size. Microfinance institutions like National Microfinance Bank offer them an opportunity to enhance and expand their businesses. NMB also offers its services to other underprivileged peoples in Jordan, providing them with loans to pursue educational goals and improve their homes and livelihoods.