Because Hanan is a conservative person, she asked her son Mahmoud to take her place in the photo.
Hanan, a 49-year-old housewife, has seven sons and daughters. Her husband works selling scrap. Her son Mahmoud also works in the same business. They collect scrap and gather it in their back yard.
Hanan has applied for a loan to start building a storage room for the scrap her husband and son collect.
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.