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Zainab
Zainab was born in 1957. She is widowed and lives in Wihdat, Jordan with her 4 children. She works as a teacher. Because Zainab is a conservative woman, she asked her son to take her place in the picture.

One of Zainab’s sons is in his 2nd year studying for a Bachelor of Architect Engineering degree. Zainab is trying her best to support herself and her children after her husband’s death. But she is unfortunately facing financial problems and is unable to pay for her son’s upcoming semester fees. She aims to help him reach his goal of graduating so that he may start working in his field and help improve their living conditions. For this reason, she applied for this loan.

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This loan is part of National Microfinance Bank's education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. This loan is unique compared to other options on the market as NMB has introduced flexible interest rates, meaning the loan interest rate is lowered for students with good grades and students who are engaged in community service/voluntering activiites. Discounts are also offered to students with physical disabilities and to families who have other children also studying at the university level. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options. 

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.

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About Jordan

  • $3,740
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $7,503,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Zainab to pay for her son’s upcoming semester fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 15, 2013
Listed
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2015