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Sameera was born in 1949. She is widowed, and all of her children are married. She lives alone in Madaba, Jordan. Sameera started work trading clothes, blankets and wedding dresses a year ago. She started her work with a group, with a small amount of money. Then she improved her work and started working alone. She has faced an obstacle to doing her work, which is transportation. Sameera is planning to expand her work in the future. Now she is applying for a loan to buy new merchandise, such as clothes and wedding dresses.

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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 $1,475 helped Sameera to buy new merchandise, such as clothes and wedding dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014