Ruqaya is a 58-year-old widow, who was left with five children to take care of alone. To be able to make a living she opened a small daycare where she can help other working mothers by taking care of their kids, and at the same time earn income for the family. She is applying for a loan to purchase more toys and decorate another room that the children use at the daycare.
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.