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Update on Yaqoub

Yaqoub was born in 1976. He lives in a rented house in a sector of Jordan called Karak, with his wife and only son. Yaqoub has been working as a carpenter and sells furniture and wooden crafts for three years. He started his project making handmade wooden crafts. Then, he bought a machine to be more productive and to work more easily. Now he needs to purchase more raw materials that he needs for his works to raise his productivity and sales. But he doesn't have enough money to do so. For this reason, he has applied for this loan.

Previous Loan Details

Yaqoub is a 36-year-old married man who has no children now. He has a small workshop where he makes wooden crafts and decoration pieces. Yaqoub also make chair fillings, as shown in the photo, but it takes a lot of work since he does not have the needed tools for that. So, Yaqoub has applied for ... More from Yaqoub'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.

About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,217,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Yaqoub to buy more raw materials for his carpentry business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2013
Jan 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2015