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Naser is a 49-year-old father of seven sons and daughters. For security reasons, Naser asked his oldest son to appear in the photo in his place. Naser has a small restaurant where he makes and sells traditional Arabic breakfast and dinner foods like hummus, falafel, and other snacks. He is applying for a loan to buy a new tool that will help him prepare the basic ingredients he needs.

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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
  • 27
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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 $1,425 helped Naser to purchase a tool to help him prepare basic ingredients for his restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014