Agrobank introduces programme for the disabled
Published on: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Putra Jaya: Agrobank Tuesday launched a micro financing programme, Agro Bakti, specifically to aid entrepreneurs with physical disabilities to undertake or expand their businesses that are agriculture-based or agro-based industries.The programme, with an initial funding of RM5 million, was launched by Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim here Tuesday. Ahmad Shabery said the Agro Bakti programme will make available micro financing of a minimum RM3,000 to RM50,000 without any collateral, while the profit rate remains at 5.5 per cent.

"With a repayment period of up to five years, the programme is open to all those with physical disabilities registered with the Welfare Department or any other registered disabilities organisation," he told the media after the launch. – Bernama


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