Rasmiah is a 59-year-old widow. All of her sons have married except her youngest, 19-year-old Odai, who is still living with her. After her husband passed away, Rasmiah opened a small market at her house to have another income for her family beside her husband’s retirement salary. She takes on shifts with her youngest son to work there.
Now Rasmiah has applied for a loan to buy more products and goods for her market to improve her business and to serve as many people in the area as she can.
Since Rasmiah is a conservative person, she has agreed that her son appear in the picture instead of her.
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.