Maha is 34 years old, married and lives in Jubaiha Amman, Jordan. She is requesting a loan for 500 JD to buy women's and children's clothes to sell to her friends and neighbors. She hopes that expanding her inventory of products will allow her to meet her goal of opening a shop and providing her family with a higher standard of living.
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.