Because Hana is a conservative woman, she has asked her husband to take her place in this picture.
Hana was born in 1964. She has been helping her husband (who appears in the picture) to run their mini market for seven months, in order to support their two sons. They started their business selling only detergents. Then they expanded it by adding food products and candy, and opened another room to split the food products and detergents. Now their mini market is out of food products, so Hana has applied for this loan in order to buy merchandise for her mini market and raise their profits.
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.