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Manahi is 45 years old and a conservative married woman. For that reason, she has asked her husband to take her place in the photo.

After his retirement, Manahi’s husband started working in a private company to be able to continue supporting the family. Manahi, on the other hand, decided to help him to support their six children, so she established a small barn where she has rabbits, chickens, and other types of animals that are not available for sale elsewhere in her neighborhood.

Manahi has applied to this loan to improve the barn rooms that she has so she can include a larger number of animals of each type and buy more food for the animals.

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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
  • 25
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,683,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,425 helped Manahi to improve the barn rooms.
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2012
Jul 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 1, 2012