Yusra is a 46-year-old married woman. Her husband is a vocational worker. They have two girls and one boy, and live in a small rented home.
To help her husband in paying some of the household bills, Yusra sells detergents and clothes. She is now applying for a loan to procure a new collection of clothing items in order to increase her profits.
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.