Faten is a 35-year-old conservative woman. She asked her husband to appear in this photo instead of her for religious reasons.
Faten enjoys sewing, tailoring, making clothes, and adding artistic touches to any piece of cloth she has. So, five years ago she decided to turn her hobby into a business that would not only make her happy doing it, but also bring her an income to improve her life. She started by buying a sewing machine and some thread. Then, she informed all her neighbors that she had started a tailoring business in case they had any torn clothing. And since then, she has grown her business and contributed additional support income to her family and to her business.
Now, Faten has applied for this loan to buy more fabric, thread, and some beads to increase her productivity in designing and tailoring clothes and dresses. She hopes to open her own clothing shop where she can show and sell her designs.
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.