Due to cultural reasons, Fatemah prefers that her photo is not on the Internet; thus the above photo is of her husband.
Fatemah is a 51-year-old married female from Bani Kenanah in Jordan. She has six children and requested a 500 JOD loan to pay for retailing grocery items, nuts, and cleaning supplies. In the future, Fatemah is planning to expand her project and buy some shelves for the goods and do some painting for the place she is working from. As a second step, Fatemah wants to widen the variety of goods in order to increase income and improve her living conditions.
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.