Sohad prefers that her picture not appear on the Internet for cultural reasons; thus it is her husband who appears in the above photo. Sohad is from Hay Nazal, Jordan. She is a 35 year old married woman with 3 family members. She is requesting a loan of 800 JOD to purchase accessories to resell in her home. In the future she hopes to expand her inventory, open a shop, and buy a home.
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.