Chhimek Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd. (CLBBL) is a microfinance development bank established in 2001 under the Development Bank Act 1995. It was promoted by Neighbourhood Society Service Center (NSSC ) NGO which carried out earlier its own microfinance program. Three other commercial banks and some individuals are the major shareholders of the bank. CLBBL has been served 184,839 clients of 39 districts through 68 branches over the country. The specific objective of the bank is to improve the socio-economic condition of the poor, the landless, assets-less and the deprived rural women through the microfinance service.
The Paid Up Capital of the bank is USD 1.57 million and Board is comprised by seven board members. The Board is clearly understand that only the financial service is not sufficient for the development of the poor . So CLBBL has forwarded its steps toward the education and marketing field too. Chhimek Academay (school) was established to support the children’s education of the client. Currently Chhimek Bazar Baybastha Company Ltd. is established to provide the marketing opportunity of clients’ products.