Lina is a 46-year-old hardworking lady. She is married to Emad, an engineer, and has three sons and daughters. Lina is also a teacher in an elementary school. Because Lina is a conservative person, she has asked her husband Emad to appear in the photo.
Almost 3 months ago, Lina opened a mini-market with her husband's help to add another source of income for the family. The mini-market's hours start after one of them gets back from their first full-time job. Although the mini-market is not open all day, it has already gained a lot of customers because of the products they sell and the good location. They are now thinking of the best way to manage the mini market hours, so it can be open all day to serve as many customers as possible. Until they find a solution, Lina has applied for this loan to buy more products so they won’t run out of items in the store.
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.