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Fawzia is a conservative woman, and for that reason, she asked her son Ahmad to take her place in the photo. Fawzia, 48 years old, is a housewife and a mother of 5 children. She is helping in supporting the family by working at her mini-market that serves a lot of families in the neighborhood. Her son Ahmad helps her so she can take a break and rest during the day. Now Fawzia wants to bring more goods to the store, and for that reason, she has applied for this loan.

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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.

About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,034,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,575 helped Fawzia to bring more goods for the store.
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 7, 2012