A success story representing a model for the hardworking woman
The work of Nawal Isma'il Jabel was never an act of luxury. She took the correct decision of entering the job market to stand by her husband and help him shoulder the burdens of life, particularly because her husband works as a driver and barely earned enough wages to pay for the family's basic needs. The situation became worse when her son was in an accident that rendered him 100% incapacitated. Medical bills were astronomical, reaching JD32,000 and there were no forms of medical insurance.
Return to work
Nawal is a good seamstress and has practiced it for 20 years, but the family and children kept her away. She returned to this profession with the least of costs, using the staircase in her home for her simple headquarters. She said: The beginning was small and focused on neighbors, friends and relatives, in addition to selling some cleaning tools. The sewing machine was old and did not meet my ambitions and did not help my work. Through my friends, I learned about Tamweelcom, and decided to develop my project through simple financing to increase my income. I began with JD300 to build a simple room near the house for sewing activities. I followed it with a second financing for JD400 and with it I bought a new advanced sewing machine in order to increase my income and match my ambitions. I started to be able to pay for my son's treatment at the best health center and our living standard improved noticeably.
Her third financing
This was not enough for Nawal, especially since the demand on tailor-made clothes was constantly decreasing. She had to keep up with clients' needs, particularly since financing was not an obstacle in the path of achieving her dreams. Nawal went to Tamweelcom to get her third loan for JD500, which she dedicated to buy, sew and sell a variety of fabrics. Nawal said: Thank you God first and foremost. He paved my path towards Tamweelcom. Through this pioneering microfinance organization, I was able to contribute to paying the expenses of my son's treatment and my family's expenses, as well as to be a productive woman capable of achieving my ambitions no matter what.
Close to her dream
Nawal hopes that she will have her own store in the market and that her business will expand. There is no ceiling to her ambitions, hopes, and dreams. She said: I have so many ideas and so much enthusiasm, as well as great determination and serious work that bring me closer to my dream. Whoever works hard will achieve.