Sabta is a 41-year-old married woman who lives with her husband and four children. To support the family financially, Sabta's husband works at two jobs while she works in their small-sized food store selling snacks and basic food products to families in the neighborhood. Sabta has applied for a loan to bring in some goods requested by her customers and to add a better quality of products to her store.
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.