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Kahraman is 53 years old. She is widowed and lives in Amman, Jordan, with her five children. Kahraman has been working in flowers and trees in addition to brides' and nannies' grips coordination. One of the obstacles that she faces is the lack of marketing for her work and products. She is planning to expand her project in the future with her partner. Now Kahraman is requesting a loan to buy string, grips, artificial flowers and fabrics.

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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
  • 31
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    Jordan Loans Fundraising
  • $8,768,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Jordan Dinars (JOD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Kahraman to buy string, grips, artificial flowers and fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014