Abir is a 51 year-old woman from Al Nassar, Amman, Jordan who has five family members. She is requesting a loan of 600 JOD in order to buy phone credit refill cards that she will sell. With this business she hopes to open a new shop so that she can obtain more customers. Her hopes are that all of her children can keep continuing their education. She also wants some day to be able to purchase her own car. Abir prefers that her photo is not on the internet, therefore the above photo is of her husband.
Tamweelcom was ranked among the top ten microfinance institutions worldwide in 2007 and 2008 by the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). Tamweelcom offers loan products tailored to the needs of micro-entrepreneurs in Jordan, including vocational and solar power loans, loans for aspiring entrepreneurs starting a project from home, and loans for established small businesses. Tamweelcom’s non-financial services include training and permanent showrooms for clients to develop and market their products, as well as educational grants for children to attend private school. Through a partnership with Jordan’s largest telecommunications company, Tamweelcom is the first microfinance institution in the Middle East and North Africa to allow clients to make monthly loan repayments with their mobile phones.