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Amal

Update on Amal

The previous loan has helped Amal improve her small snacks store at home, as she bought a fridge and added selling drinks and ice cream. She also started selling clothes for special occasions to benefit from the high demand of clothing items in those seasons.

Now Amal has applied for another loan to improve the store she has and bring some basic food products like rice, sugar, etc. in larger quantities and sell them by the kilo to other housewives in the neighborhood.

Previous Loan Details

Amal, a 33-year-old divorced woman, had to have a business to support herself and improve her living conditions. She turned one of the rooms in her house into a small storage room where she keeps many types of candies and snacks to sell. It has been four years since she started this business. Now… More from Amal's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Jordan

  • $3,740
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $7,332,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Amal purchase some basic food products like rice and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 19, 2012
Listed
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014