Family Microfinance House opens branch in Budaiya
TDT | Manana
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The Family Microfinance House (formerly the Family Bank) opened a new branch in Budaiya yesterday.
Minister of Labour and Social Development, and Family House for Microfinance chairman Jameel Humaidan inaugurated the new branch.
The Family Microfinance House, inaugurated under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in January 2010, was the first Islamic micro-finance bank in the Middle East.
Humaidan said the bank would support individuals and families with limited income, senior citizens, house-wives and job seekers.
The minister also assured that the bank would help Bahrainis market their products and train them to enhance their business management skills.
“Total funding, since its inception, exceeded 14 million Bahraini dinars,” the minister revealed adding that plans are on the anvil to support Bahraini families and raise their standard of living. “For this, the bank will be releasing more funds in line with the Islamic Sharia principles,” the minister added.
“Besides contributing positively to generating more jobs and enhancing the contribution of productive families, the bank also helped to establish projects that meet the domestic consumer market needs,” Humaidan said.
The Family Microfinance House, established with an authorised capital of BHD15 million and a paid-up capital of BHD5 million, works in cooperation with the International Grameen Foundation.