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Tamam is a 36-year-old mother who was blessed to have an artistic talent in shaping straw.

Using that talent she started by making beautiful baskets from straw, then she worked on making different types of trays and mirror frames. Usually Tamam takes special orders from her customers rather than making an item and keeping a large quantity in storage.

Now Tamam has applied for this loan to buy more material to make more creative stuff out of straw, hoping to open her own store in the future.

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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
  • 17
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,447,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Tamam to buy more material to make more creative things out of straw.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2011
Aug 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013