Supporting my family is my only priority, and Microfund for Women stood beside me through my training to make products out of straw and support my family and brothers

Mervat Falouji

  • > 140,685 active borrowers
  • >95.80% of active borrowers are women
  • Total amount of loans disbursed is > 25,946,773.
  • Repayment rate is >94.46%
  • > 30,441 loans
  • > 31 international and local awards
  • > 63 branches
  • > 745 employees
  • > 73.15% of employees are women


Not even once, Aida thought of returning to her hometown, Colombia, after the passing of her husband, who was her only family, in Jordan. Nevertheless, instead, she decided to stay in the Umm al – Qatain, Naour, where she spent most of her life between her neighbors and friends who are dear and close to her heart.

All the people of her community rely on her for the sewing supplies and the boutique she owns. However, with her great fashion taste and kind personality, she sure did win the hearts of her neighbors.

Aida sought the help of Microfund for Women to obtain a fund that would help her expand her business and buy more material. It is worth mentioning that Aida has an excellent relationship with the employees of MFW that is founded on mutual respect.

She called on the women of her community to break the culture of shame and to work hard and never stop until they achieve their own goals and those of their families.