Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM): a story of the programme success / Zuraidah Mohamed Isa ... [et al.]

Mohamed Isa, Zuraidah and Ali, Norhidayah and Ibrahim, Dahlia and Abd Rahman, Nurul Hayani (2020) Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM): a story of the programme success / Zuraidah Mohamed Isa ... [et al.]. In: FBM INSIGHTS Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kedah vol. 1. Faculty of Business & Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Kedah, UiTM Cawangan Kedah, pp. 9-11. ISBN 2716-599X (Submitted)


Microcredit is a small business loan offered to people in need. The ideas of microcredit are not new. It was introduced in the 1970s by Prof. Muhammad Yunus who was actively involved in poverty alleviation programmes. In 1976, he visited very poor househol ds in the village of Jobra, Bangladesh, there, he learned that by providing capital and better opportunities, these poor households can improve their livelihood. He used his personal money to provide financial assistance to 42 poor individuals. Satisfied w ith the repayment of these loans, he was prompted to expand the financial assistance using a more structured banking system. After many efforts and reaching out numerous banks, Grameen Bank was finally established in 1983. Grameen Bank was formed to offer small loans to the poor through small weekly installments. The success story of Grameen Bank has become worldNobel Peace in 2006.


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Mohamed Isa, Zuraidah
Ali, Norhidayah
Ibrahim, Dahlia
Abd Rahman, Nurul Hayani
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small business. Medium-sized business
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Credit. Debt. Loans
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Volume: 1
Page Range: pp. 9-11
Keywords: AIM; microcredit; Grameen Bank’s
Date: 2020
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