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Amneh is a 53-year-old widow with five children. Two of the children are married. After her husband passed away, Amneh started to make Cotton Sweet and sell in their neighborhood to be able to raise the rest of her children. Therefore, she bought a candy machine that can help her make this kind of sweet. Now after gaining the people's trust in her product and having regular customers, Amneh felt the urge to have a new machine to improve the quality of her candy and maybe make other kinds of candy. That’s why she applied for this loan. In the future, Amneh wants to be able to open her own candy shop to sell many kinds of candy, not only Cotton Candy.

Since Amneh is a conservative person, she preferred that her son Osama appear in the photo.

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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
  • 23
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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 $1,425 helped Amneh to buy a new machine to make cotton candy.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2011
May 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012