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Update on Reem

Reem is applying today for an educational loan since she went back to the university to get a bachelor's degree and to start working after that. Being a mother of two did not stop her from registering back in the university.

Her previous loan was used to enhance her home business in clothing sales, but today she is applying for a loan to support her education and pay for her semester fees.

Previous Loan Details

Reem is a 21-year- old married lady. She has one baby girl. Recently Reem began to buy clothes and sell them at home. She also added selling perfumes and accessories since most of her customers are female friends, relatives, and neighbors. Reem is hoping that by selling more, she can open a sh... More from Reem'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
  • 39
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,248,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Reem to pay for her semester fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2013
Mar 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014