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Siham

Update on Siham

Siham, age 52 and widowed, was left upon her husband's death to raise and support her six sons and daughters on her own. In order to do so, she started knitting clothes as well as selling clothing items that she brings from other markets.

Siham also sells blankets in winter to increase her profits, and she has applied for this loan in order to buy more blankets to offer for sale.

Previous Loan Details

Siham is 51 years old, widowed, and a mother three sons and three daughters. Her need to survive with her family has led her to start a retail business selling clothes; she started buying clothes from wholesale parties and sells them by the piece and makes a profit out of it. Now Siham is appl... More from Siham'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

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $7,823,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,125 helped Siham to buy blankets to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 29, 2012
Listed
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014