Nathmiya is 48 years old and a married woman. Her husband is an electrician. She is a hair stylist working in a beauty salon. At home she runs a wedding gowns and evening dresses sales business. She has now applied for a loan to increase the number and model of dresses she has so she can add a dress rental option for those who ask for it.
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.