Fatima was born in 1980. She is married and lives in a rented house in an area in Jordan called Irbid. Fatima has been selling blankets and accessories for the past one year. She started her project selling accessories only. Then she added other products. Fatima is planning to open her own store in the future. Now she is requesting a loan to be able to buy more blankets and accessories in order to raise her sales and profit. Because Fatima is a conservative woman, she asked her husband's cousin to appear in the picture instead of her.
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.