Abla is a 43-year-old married woman. Her husband works in the wholesale distribution business. They have 5 sons and daughters. Using her husband’s expertise, she gets blankets and clothes to sell at her house at a higher price to neighbors and friends. Now Abla is applying for a loan to obtain more blankets and winter clothing items to increase her profits.
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.