Aziza is 41 years old and married. Her husband works by selling scrap to support their three children. Besides his business, Aziza and her husband have other small businesses that help in having more family income. They have few number of chickens from which they sell eggs, they have a small farming business to plant and sell vegetables, and they supply one of the universities with bread to its cafeteria by a contract. Now Aziza is applying for a loan to increase the number of chickens she has and plant new types of vegetables for next season.
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.