Update on NoufaNoufa, 56, is married and a mother of six sons and daughters. Her husband is a retired private sector employee.
To supplement her husband’s retirement salary, Noufa started to make yogurt and cheese, especially jameed, a dried yogurt product shaped into a ball and often referred to as "rock cheese." It is a key ingredient in mansaf, a traditional Jordanian lamb dish.
Noufa is applying for a 423 JOD loan through National Microfinance Bank to buy more sheep and milk in order to be more productive and raise her profits.
Previous Loan DetailsNoufa is a 54-year-old married woman who cares for six sons and daughters. Her husband is a retired private sector employee. To have additional income besides her husband’s retirement salary, Noufa started to make yogurt and cheese, especially jameed, which is a famous type of yogurt used in… More from Noufa's previous loan »
About National Microfinance BankJordan 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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