While her husband is serving in the military, 31-year-old Dalal looks after their two sons and their daughter; she also works in a clothing sales business that she recently started at home. Dala gets her goods at wholesale prices from various markets throughout Jordan, reselling them from her home to friends and neighbors at reasonable prices. She is now requesting this loan to bring in a new winter collection of children's clothing.
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.