Tahani is a 39 years old married woman. Her husband is a driver who works as much as he can to be able to provide for their only son. Tahani decided to help her husband, so she started a small business at home selling blankets and bed covers. Living in an area where social connection is important for a living has helped her gain more customers than she first anticipated. Thus, she is applying for a loan to bring a larger quantity to be able to fulfill the demands of her customers.
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.