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For cultural reasons, Manal prefers that her photo not be on the Internet. Thus the above photo is of her husband.

Manal is a 38-year-old married woman with two family members from Al Khaledieh, Al Mafraq, Jordan.

She is requesting a loan of JD 500 to buy materials for sewing, such as fabric, beads, and silk. She would like in the future to expand her project by opening a shop to show her products.

She hopes to buy a new home for her family to improve her family's living standards.

Additional Information

About Tamweelcom

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.

For more information, please visit Tamweelcom’s website.

About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 26
    View loans »
    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,466,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Manal to buy fabric, beads, and silk for sewing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 28, 2013