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Israa is a 39-year-old working mother, married to Mohammad, a 46-year-old driver. They decided to open a small business so they rented a storeroom to start a poultry breeding business.

Israa has applied for more than one loan over the last three years to be able to start up her business and she has succeeded in it. She started by buying a few chicken to get eggs to sell. But since they have some space around their house, Israa thought of building their own poultry breeding place to get rid of the monthly rentA. fees and to expand her business to increase their income. That’s why she applied for this loan.

Since Israa is a conservative woman, her husband Mohammad agreed to have a picture taken of him with her business.

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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
  • 26
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,683,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,125 helped Israa to build their own chicken-raising house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2011
May 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012