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Yusra

Update on Yusra

Yusra was born in 1953. She is a widowed woman who lives at a sector in Jordan called Zarqaa with her 2 sons. Her sons sell perfumes. Yusra has been trying her best to support her sons financially after her husband's death. She started her project with a small quantity of blankets and then added selling clothes. She considered her work as a good source of income to support her children in covering their needs. Now she is planning to expand her project by buying a larger quantity of clothes to raise her profit, but she doesn't have enough money to do so. For this reason, she applied for this loan.

Previous Loan Details

Yusra, 59 years old, is widowed. She supports her two sons from the income she makes selling blankets, kitchenware, appliances and olive oil, based on the demand and the season. Yusra is now concentrating on selling blankets and warm bed covers. She is applying for a loan to increase her quantity... More from Yusra's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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About Jordan

  • $3,740
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $7,602,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,900 helped Yusra to increase her quantity of clothes.
90% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 28, 2013
Listed
Nov 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible