Raeda is a 36-year-old married woman who has two sons and one daughter. Her husband is a school bus driver. Raeda started a business by taking over a school's cafeteria. She brings in snacks and food that the children at school eat.
Raeda has applied for this loan so she can buy new types of snacks of better quality. In the future, she would like to do the same for more schools and establish a cafeteria contracting business.
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.