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Alia is a 53-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband and four children, just outside of Amman.
Wanting to help her husband and participate in handling the household expenses, Alia started a small project sewing on buttons and repairing clothes for her family, friends and neighbors. Then she bought a sewing machine and started a small clothes repair shop just beside her house where she repairs clothes in addition to customizing outfits and such like.
Alia is requesting a loan to buy another sewing machine to increase her productivity and increase her profits by serving more customers. In this way, she will be able to help her family to improve its lifestyle.

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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
  • 20
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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 $725 helped Alia to buy another sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2011
Dec 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012