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Partner Description:

The Specific Union for Farmer Women in Jordan was established to raise awareness of the social issues facing rural women in Jordan. These include low standard of living, lack of job opportunities, violence against women, limited access to capital and limited access to education.  Due to limited financial literacy, lack of mobility, and lack of collateral, many women do not have access to traditional forms of credit.

To combat these issues, The Specific Union for Farmer Women in Jordan offers training programs as well as loan products to foster financial independence and education. These services are particularly important in the rural areas of Jordan because women are often limited to the domestic sphere, and thereby are unable to gain financial independence.

A unique lending approach:

Most efforts to reduce social inequalities in Jordan take the form of traditional top-down charities that are geared towards health and family planning. The Specific Union for Farmer Women in Jordan provides rural women with capital and training for their businesses and education to improve their own futures.  The organization offers both small business loans and educational loans.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jun 1, 2015 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $120,775 $1,343,861,275
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $1,330,300
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 1,607
Amount of Paying Back Loans $76,275 $148,429,925
Number of Paying Back Loans 27 196,210
Amount of Ended Loans $44,500 $1,194,101,050
Number of Ended Loans 16 1,538,247
Delinquency Rate 22.97% 10.11%
Amount in Arrears $10,417 $9,480,164
Outstanding Portfolio $44,872 $93,799,319
Number of Loans Delinquent 21 57,316
Default Rate 0.00% 1.78%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $21,263,302
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 51,596
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.39%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $5,195,261
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.60%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $8,038,950
Number of Refunded Loans 0 8,002

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 100.00% 76.43%
Average Loan Size $2,809 $394
Average Individual Loan Size $2,809 $609
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,762
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $6,100 $5,772
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 46.04% 6.82%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 6.07 days 7.13 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $462.91 $55.26
  Average Loan Term 36.88 months 11.35 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 1 798,145
  Journaling Rate 4.76% 43.14%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.80

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2014 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 6% APR 34.00% PY 25.24% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 6.8% -1.27%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 14.00% 13.01%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Sabha Ahmad
Zeinab Almoumani
Huda Saleem