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Sheekha is a 67-year-old widow from Madaba, Jordan, and a mother of seven children.

Sheekha produces dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, and she is requesting a loan of 800 Jordanian Dinar (JOD) to purchase milk for their production.

Sheekha's home-based business is considered as one of the biggest home-based projects in the area she lives in and she is looking to use some land she has to expand her business.

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Tamweelcom was ranked among the top ten microfinance institutions worldwide in 2007 and 2008 by the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). Tamweelcom offers loan products tailored to the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in Jordan, including vocational and solar power loans, loans for aspiring entrepreneurs starting a project from home, and loans for established small businesses. Tamweelcom’s non-financial services include training and permanent showrooms for clients to develop and market their products, as well as educational grants for children to attend private school. Through a partnership with Jordan’s largest telecommunications company, Tamweelcom is the first microfinance institution in the Middle East and North Africa to allow clients to make monthly loan repayments with their mobile phones.

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About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 19
    View loans »
    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,793,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Sheekha to purchase milk for producing dairy products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2011
Jan 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 2, 2013