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Eman is an ambitious 18-year-old lady; she is married with one child. She started at a very young age to develop her skills in knitting, sewing and embroidery, and that’s when she found her passion for doing embroidery on clothes and all kinds of covers (tablecloths, pillow covers, etc.)

She started her own business (home-based) four years ago and it is still running, But because the high demand for her work, Eman applied for a loan to buy an embroidery machine that can help her do her work more quickly to be able to cover all of her customers' needs.

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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.

About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,786,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Eman to buy an embroidery machine that can help her do her work more quickly.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012