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Kefaya is a 37-year-old, conservative woman. She asked her husband to appear in the photo instead.

After she finishes her shift working as a nurse, Kefaya comes back home to take care of her three daughters and a son. Her husband is a tailor who is working on his own machine.

Kefaya is applying for a loan to buy a few sewing tools and do maintenance on the sewing machine that her husband has, to enhance his business.

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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.

About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,222,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Kefaya to buy some sewing tools and do maintenance on her husband's sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014