Maha, 48 years old and widowed, is supporting seven sons and daughters on her own.
To be able to do that, Maha has been running a small home retail business selling blankets for four years now. She sometimes adds more products based on what her customers ask for.
Now Maha has applied for a loan to add new products such as clothing and home products to increase her income, to be able to support her kids as they are growing up.
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.