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Amal, is a 49-year-old, hard-working woman. She is a mother of five sons.

Fourteen years ago, Amal started her tailoring business at home, on a small scale. Through the years, she managed to expand and open her own workshop. Now, Amal has applied for this loan to buy some fabric and better quality threads, to improve her service. In the future, Amal wants to start employing tailors to help expand the business more.

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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
  • 23
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,683,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,825 helped Amal to buy some fabric and better quality threads for her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 30, 2012
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015