Due to cultural reasons, Arwa prefers that her photo is not on the Internet; thus the above photo is of her husband.
Arwa is a 49-year-old married woman who has six family members; she comes from Irbid, Jordan. She is requesting a loan of 400 JD to pay for materials for sewing such as a sewing machine, fabric, beads and silk to make clothes to sell to her friends and neighbors in the same area.
Arwa hopes in the future to expand her project by opening a sewing shop to increase her family income.
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.