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Ghada is a 37-year-old married woman. She is a conservative religious person, so she asked her husband Nael to appear in the photo in her place.

Ghada and Nael live in a rented home. Nael drives a taxi, and Ghada stays home making antique-style bird cages from wood. At first, she made cages to order, but now she sells her product to bird shops. Nael helps her with her business when he is off work, bringing her wood and other necessary materials.

Ghada has applied for this loan to purchase more materials and start making more wooden crafts other than cages.

Additional Information

About National Microfinance Bank

Jordan is a small country located in the heart of the Middle East’s Levant region. Regional instability has caused Jordan to be excluded from global investments for decades. Additionally, a lack of natural resources—including water and energy—places tremendous strain on the Jordanian economy, over 80% of which consists of small businesses, largely in the service industry. Despite their importance in the economy, many of these businesses are excluded from the banking sector because of their size. Microfinance institutions like National Microfinance Bank offer them an opportunity to enhance and expand their businesses. NMB also offers its services to other underprivileged peoples in Jordan, providing them with loans to pursue educational goals and improve their homes and livelihoods.

About Jordan

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,768,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Ghada to purchase more crafting materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2013