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Sahar

Update on Sahar

Sahar is a conservative woman, so she asked her daughter to take her place in the photo.

Recently, Sahar’s husband retired and is now receiving a governmental retirement salary, and Sahar is still working in the public sector.

Previously, Sahar applied for a loan to support her daughter, Nojoud, who is studying at the university. Now she is applying for another loan to continue supporting her daughter and pay for her upcoming semester fees.

Previous Loan Details

Sahar, 43 years old and a conservative woman, asked her daughter to take her place in the photo. Sahar is a public sector employee who has three daughters and two sons. One of her daughters is Nojoud who is appearing in the photo. Nojoud is a 19-year-old single lady who is attending unive... More from Sahar's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of National Microfinance Bank's education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. This loan is unique compared to other options on the market as NMB has introduced flexible interest rates, meaning the loan interest rate is lowered for students with good grades and students who are engaged in community service/voluntering activiites. Discounts are also offered to students with physical disabilities and to families who have other children also studying at the university level. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options. 

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
  • $7,822,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Sahar to pay for her daughter’s semester fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 14, 2013
Listed
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014