Suheir was born in 1952. She is a married woman living in a sector in Jordan called Marka. Her husband is a truck driver. Suheir has been helping her husband in paying their household expenses by selling antiques and housewares from their home. She started this business five years ago. Now she is seeking a loan that will help her expand the number of products she sells and do some marketing for her business.
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.