Wafaa is a 46-year-old widow. After her husband's death, she has been supporting and looking after her two daughters and one son.
Wafaa is known for her artistic sense. She makes wall-hanging crafts using sackcloth and hay. She also draws on glass and pottery, as shown in the photo.
Now, Wafaa has applied for a loan to buy more raw materials, to make more crafts and be able to participate in bazaars to increase her sales.
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.