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Yusra, 51 years old, is a mother for nine children, 6 girls and 3 boys. She is married to Mousa, 52 years old, who has two jobs, one as a heating technician and the other as owner of a grocery store.

Yusra felt the need to help her husband in raising their nine children, so she started her embroidery business ten years ago. Yusra is specialized in embroidering traditional dresses and has been successfully running her business since then.

Now Yusra is applying for a loan to buy more fabrics and other raw materials so she can continue making these beautiful traditional dresses.

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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
  • 27
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,793,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Yusra to buy more fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2011
May 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012