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Fatmeh is an illiterate 58-year-old mother who wanted to build a small project for her sons to do after their full time work. One of them is a baker and the other is in the military.

Fatmeh bought a few birds and pigeons and started a hatching business on their house roof. Ever day either Fatmeh or one her sons feeds and checks on their birds. Their business has been running for a while now and they have had sold a good numbers of birds.

Now Fatmeh is applying for a loan to build a proper house on the roof for the birds and to provide a good environment for the eggs to hatch. Since she is a conservative person, she preferred that her son Wa'ed be in the picture instead of her.

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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 $850 helped Fatmeh to build a proper house for her poultry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2011
Jun 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012