ASA, the top microfinance institution of Bangladesh, and the Best Managed MFI in the world, was established in 1978. Since establishment the organization has been striving for assisting the underprivileged groups in attaining better livelihood and acquiring means to escape poverty trap. Microfinance is the core program of ASA with 8 million clients across Bangladesh, and it is also implementing a number of non-financial programs: Education, Healthcare, Sanitation, and Agriculture etc.
ASA is an absolutely self-financed and grant-free organization. It operates the following non-financial programs from its own resource generated out of the surplus of microfinance operation.