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Hanan, a 30-year-old conservative woman, asked her husband Omar to take her place in the photo.
Hanan and Omar care for a family of five. Their only source of income is their small restaurant that was established in an area that has no other restaurants. That's one of the reasons it is successful, along with the fact that Hanan and Omar make delicious local food such as hummus, fowl, and sandwiches.
Now Hanan has applied for this youth loan to help her husband improve the restaurant and start making new kinds of sandwiches.

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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
  • 26
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,683,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,125 helped Hanan to start making new kinds of sandwiches.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013