Halima is a 44-year-old conservative woman, so her daughter Rana took her place in the photo.
Her husband works in making furniture at a governmental entity to support their 6 children, while Halima started a home-based food market where she started to sell snacks to kids and enhanced it to include some basic food items like spaghetti, rice, sugar, salt, etc.
Now Halima is seeking a loan to add and sell more types of food products and a few types of detergents.
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.