Due to cultural reasons, Jawaher prefers that her photo is not on the Internet, thus the above photo is of her husband. Jawaher is a 33-year-old married woman who has 4 family members from Al Nasser Amman, Jordan. She is requesting a loan of 1100 JOD to buy various products to resell, such as clothes and accessories to sell to her friends and neighbors in the same area. She wants in the future to open a shop to expand her business and also to increase her family income.
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.