Khitam, a 33 year old conservative woman, has asked her husband to appear in the photo instead. She is a mother of three boys, and has applied for this loan to support and help her husband in improving his business. Khalid has a small coffee kiosk where he sells hot drinks and snacks, mostly to taxi drivers. He wants to add more hot drinks besides tea and Turkish coffee, and is thinking of adding a cigarette stand in the future. So Khitam has applied for this loan to bring in more types of drinks, and enhance the working area inside the kiosk so her husband can add more products to sell.
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.