16.04.2010 - Nigeria: Islamic microfinance bank launched
From Allafrica.com: The first Islamic micro finance bank in the country, Al-Barakah Micofinance Bank was yesterday commissioned in Lagos. The bank is an initiative of The Muslim Congress which spans 16 years. At a well attended event, the Chairman of Al-Barakah MicroFinance Bank, Dr.Abdul Hakeem Mobolaji said the bank is set up in response to the increasing demand for alternative micro credit products by the less privileged members of the society against the conventional banking practices.......................Full Article: Source