Ferial is a 40-year-old married woman who has two family members and lives in AL Zarqa, Amman, Jordan. She is requesting a loan of 800 JOD to allow her to purchase women's and children's clothing for resale. Once purchased, Ferial then intends on selling the clothing to her friends and neighbors, who live in the same area as she does. She wants to use the proceeds from the loan to increase her inventory. In the future, Ferial hopes to buy additional products for resale and eventually open a shop.
Due to cultural reasons, Ferial prefers that her photograph is not posted online. Therefore, the photograph posted in relation to this loan is of her husband.
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.