Asmahan is a 57-year-old mother for one daughter and one son. She is married to an accountant. Asmahan does clothing embroidery, for a living. She often gets fabric to make clothes, or people bring blank clothing items to have her put an embroidery art on it. She is applying for a loan to obtain new embroidery tools and more fabric.
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.