National Microfinance Bank is a Jordanian private shareholding not-profit company that finances income generating projects for underserved segments of society, spreading a culture of micro credit and entrepreneurship and carries out mission driven activities. The concept of Alwatani stems from His Highness, Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz’s initiative to establish banks for micro and small entrepreneurs throughout the Arab World.
In March 27, 2006 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania, and His Highness’, Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, Alwatani disbursed its first loans in parallel with the opening of three branches. Now Alwatani have twenty-five branches.