I developed my business with the help of MFW and with the support of my husband. I am very proud of myself and everything I accomplished.

Hitham Al-Edani - Bayader

  • > 138,435 active borrowers
  • > 96.2% of active borrowers are women
  • Total amount of loans disbursed is > 70,144,430
  • Repayment rate is > 96%
  • > 1,000,000 loans
  • > 31 international and local awards
  • > 63 branches
  • > 706 employees
  • > 72.4% of employees are women


The never-ending demands of her large and growing family encouraged Arifa to consider a business that would contribute to securing additional income to reduce the burden her husband would bear bringing the bread to her family of 8.

Building on that plan, she opened a small supermarket. However, society did not accept that there was a female working in the supermarket at first. So she also obtained funding from Microfund for Women, which was used to expand the supermarket and buy new merchandise. In addition, she received tremendous support and encouragement from MFW’s employees, who gave her advice and guidance to grow her business.

Arifa aspires to grow her business more and buy modern supplies in the near future.