Kefa, 46 years old, is married to Marwan who retired from the military and started working in the private sector. They have six sons and daughters.
Kefa started a small home-based business to help support the family by doing a catering business only by order. She make different types of food and sweets based on the customer’s order, and she also provides food to parties and events.
Kefa has applied for a loan to buy new kitchen tools to enhance her service, and she hopes that in the near future she will be able to open her own separate kitchen to expand her catering business.
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.