Najah is a 32-year-old married woman with two children who is from Al Aqaba in Jordan. She has requested a 400 JOD loan to pay for ingredients for making pastries so she can sell them. In the future, Najah is planning to expand her project by selling some grocery items and renting a small shop. Najah is looking forward to improving her family's living conditions.
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.