Development agencies at home and abroad who desire to make a real contribution to poverty reduction in Bangladesh and see virtue in the promotion of small and ultra-small enterprises to generate employment to that end, have the best option in joining hands with MIDAS.

We are MIDAS with 37 Years of Experience

MIDAS was established in 1982 under the Societies Registration Act 1860 with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). MIDAS was also formally registered with the Department of Social Welfare, Government of Bangladesh as a non-profit voluntary organization.

Before the registration of MIDAS, a Cooperative Agreement was signed in 1981 between USAID under its Rural Industrial Project and The Asia Foundation as an intermediary to channel and administer USAID assistance to MIDAS. The registration of MIDAS as an NGO with its clear objectives and vision encouraged USAID to conclude the Cooperative Agreement (CA). The USAID CA, made in 1985, paved the way for providing loan and equity funds to potentially profitable and innovative business ventures. MIDAS thus became commercially-oriented gradually.

Having been advised by the NGO Cell of the Cabinet Division, Government of Bangladesh, the MIDAS Board of Directors reviewed the legal status of MIDAS and decided to form a Company Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act 1913 with the same mission and mandate. Accordingly, a new company was incorporated on 30 December 1992 under the Companies Act 1913 in the name of Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) and all assets and liabilities of the Society as on April 30, 1993 were transferred to the Company. USAID duly endorsed the transfer.

MIDAS is now a leading organization in the private sector, providing high-quality services to enterprises and government in Bangladesh.



স্বপ্ন আকাশ ছোঁয়া (Dreams Etched Across the Sky)

This 24 minutes documentary film Dreams Etched Across the Sky (in English and Bangla) captures triumph of the two children, Lima and Arif. Their father Mr. Md. Almas is a Rickshaw-van Puller while their mother is a homemaker. Due to poverty, the parents had considered discontinuing the education of their children. Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project (SEQAEP) assisted financially disadvantaged students like Arif and Lima to continue their studies by supporting them with stipends and with help of well-trained Resource Teachers (RTs) to improve on English and Mathematics. The documentary captures other components of the project and their impacts as well. Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, MP, Honourable Minister of the Ministry of Education and other key persons speak about the plans of Government of Bangladesh on education and effectiveness of SEQAEP.



Dreams Etched Across the Sky

This 24 minutes documentary film Dreams Etched Across the Sky (in English and Bangla) captures triumph of the two children, Lima and Arif. Their father Mr. Md. Almas is a Rickshaw-van Puller while their mother is a homemaker. Due to poverty, the parents had considered discontinuing the education of their children. Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project (SEQAEP) assisted financially disadvantaged students like Arif and Lima to continue their studies by supporting them with stipends and with help of well-trained Resource Teachers (RTs) to improve on English and Mathematics. The documentary captures other components of the project and their impacts as well. Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, MP, Honourable Minister of the Ministry of Education and other key persons speak about the plans of Government of Bangladesh on education and effectiveness of SEQAEP.



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -Rajshahi-Published By Channel 24

A three-day long Midas SME Products Fair- 2019′ began here Thursday with the main thrust of promoting local SME products of women entrepreneurs, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) organized the fair in association with Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation.
In the fair, a spectrum of locally produced SME goods including leather products, jute products, handicrafts, processed agricultural products, electrical and electronic goods, clothes, design and fashion wares and other products are being showcased in around 100 stalls.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine and Councilor (Commercial) Corinne Petrisor and MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury were present at the inaugural ceremony.

 



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -Rajshahi-Published By Jamuna TV

A three-day long Midas SME Products Fair- 2019′ began here Thursday with the main thrust of promoting local SME products of women entrepreneurs, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) organized the fair in association with Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation.
In the fair, a spectrum of locally produced SME goods including leather products, jute products, handicrafts, processed agricultural products, electrical and electronic goods, clothes, design and fashion wares and other products are being showcased in around 100 stalls.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine and Councilor (Commercial) Corinne Petrisor and MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury were present at the inaugural ceremony.
 



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -Rajshahi-Published By Maasranga

A three-day long Midas SME Products Fair- 2019′ began here Thursday with the main thrust of promoting local SME products of women entrepreneurs, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) organized the fair in association with Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation.
In the fair, a spectrum of locally produced SME goods including leather products, jute products, handicrafts, processed agricultural products, electrical and electronic goods, clothes, design and fashion wares and other products are being showcased in around 100 stalls.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine and Councilor (Commercial) Corinne Petrisor and MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury were present at the inaugural ceremony.



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -Rajshahi-Published By NTV

A three-day long Midas SME Products Fair- 2019′ began here Thursday with the main thrust of promoting local SME products of women entrepreneurs, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) organized the fair in association with Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation.
In the fair, a spectrum of locally produced SME goods including leather products, jute products, handicrafts, processed agricultural products, electrical and electronic goods, clothes, design and fashion wares and other products are being showcased in around 100 stalls.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine and Councilor (Commercial) Corinne Petrisor and MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury were present at the inaugural ceremony.



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -Rajshahi-Published By Somoy TV


A three-day long Midas SME Products Fair- 2019′ began here Thursday with the main thrust of promoting local SME products of women entrepreneurs, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) organized the fair in association with Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation.
In the fair, a spectrum of locally produced SME goods including leather products, jute products, handicrafts, processed agricultural products, electrical and electronic goods, clothes, design and fashion wares and other products are being showcased in around 100 stalls.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine and Councilor (Commercial) Corinne Petrisor and MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury were present at the inaugural ceremony.
 



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -Rajshahi-Published By DBC


A three-day long Midas SME Products Fair- 2019′ began here Thursday with the main thrust of promoting local SME products of women entrepreneurs, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) organized the fair in association with Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation.
In the fair, a spectrum of locally produced SME goods including leather products, jute products, handicrafts, processed agricultural products, electrical and electronic goods, clothes, design and fashion wares and other products are being showcased in around 100 stalls.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine and Councilor (Commercial) Corinne Petrisor and MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury were present at the inaugural ceremony.
 



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -Rajshahi-Published By Ekattor TV

A three-day long Midas SME Products Fair- 2019′ began here Thursday with the main thrust of promoting local SME products of women entrepreneurs, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) organized the fair in association with Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation.
In the fair, a spectrum of locally produced SME goods including leather products, jute products, handicrafts, processed agricultural products, electrical and electronic goods, clothes, design and fashion wares and other products are being showcased in around 100 stalls.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine and Councilor (Commercial) Corinne Petrisor and MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury were present at the inaugural ceremony.
 



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -Rajshahi-Published By Boishakhi TV


A three-day long Midas SME Products Fair- 2019′ began here Thursday with the main thrust of promoting local SME products of women entrepreneurs, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) organized the fair in association with Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation.
In the fair, a spectrum of locally produced SME goods including leather products, jute products, handicrafts, processed agricultural products, electrical and electronic goods, clothes, design and fashion wares and other products are being showcased in around 100 stalls.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine and Councilor (Commercial) Corinne Petrisor and MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury were present at the inaugural ceremony.



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -Rajshahi-Published By Channel I

A three-day long Midas SME Products Fair- 2019′ began here Thursday with the main thrust of promoting local SME products of women entrepreneurs, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) organized the fair in association with Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh at Green Plaza of Rajshahi City Corporation.
In the fair, a spectrum of locally produced SME goods including leather products, jute products, handicrafts, processed agricultural products, electrical and electronic goods, clothes, design and fashion wares and other products are being showcased in around 100 stalls.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine and Councilor (Commercial) Corinne Petrisor and MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury were present at the inaugural ceremony.
 



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -PABNA-Published By ATN News

A five-day long Midas SME Trade Fair is going to kick-off in Pabna from today with the main thrust of promoting local SME products, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Dutch Ambassador to Dhaka Harry Verweij will inaugurate the fair at Doyel Centre Chattar in the town. Midas director Anjan Chowdhury and local elite will be present at the inaugural ceremony.
Organisers of the fair came up with the information at a press briefing at Pabna Press Club on Monday.
Mentionable, for the first time Midas SME Fair is being organised outside the divisional cities in Pabna. A fair is being organized with a number of 31 stalls including the 25 stalls of Pabna’s entrepreneurs, showcasing SME products made by entreprenures from across the country.
The fair would remain open from 10am till 9pm, and is scheduled to end on March 9.
Midas managing director Dr ASM Mashiur Rahman, Pabna Press Club director Professor Shibajit Nag, Square Toiletries Limited assistant general manager Abdul Hannan and Annada Govinda Public Library secretary general Abdul Matin Khan, among others, were present at the briefing.



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -PABNA-Published By Channel-I

Women entrepreneurs can play a big role in Bangladesh's socio-economic development and their small initiatives should be promoted for women empowerment, said Harry Verweij, Dutch ambassador to Bangladesh, yesterday.
Women form the backbone of a nation's real development and the Netherlands is supporting women entrepreneurs for their empowerment in Bangladesh, he added.
Verweij was addressing the inauguration of a five-day “MIDAS SME Fair-2019” organised by the Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) for women entrepreneurs at “Doel Centre” in Pabna district headquarters.
The fair has 31 stalls, including 25 of Pabna-based entities, displaying handicrafts, clothes, homemade dishes and paintings.
Razina Sultana Rini, owner of Bornil Fashion House, said, “This is the first time I got an opportunity to showcase my products in such a wide space.”
“I have been running clothes business for over a decade and have 15 to 20 employees in my factory,” she said.
The fair opened the doors for small women entrepreneurs to bring their products before the world market, Anjan Chowdhury, chairman of MIDAS, told journalists present at the venue.
“Women entrepreneurs have many innovative products and they are also playing an important role in our economy. If they get support, they can expand their market,” he said.



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -PABNA-Published By DBC

Women entrepreneurs can play a big role in Bangladesh's socio-economic development and their small initiatives should be promoted for women empowerment, said Harry Verweij, Dutch ambassador to Bangladesh, yesterday.
Women form the backbone of a nation's real development and the Netherlands is supporting women entrepreneurs for their empowerment in Bangladesh, he added.
Verweij was addressing the inauguration of a five-day “MIDAS SME Fair-2019” organised by the Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) for women entrepreneurs at “Doel Centre” in Pabna district headquarters.
The fair has 31 stalls, including 25 of Pabna-based entities, displaying handicrafts, clothes, homemade dishes and paintings.
Razina Sultana Rini, owner of Bornil Fashion House, said, “This is the first time I got an opportunity to showcase my products in such a wide space.”
“I have been running clothes business for over a decade and have 15 to 20 employees in my factory,” she said.
The fair opened the doors for small women entrepreneurs to bring their products before the world market, Anjan Chowdhury, chairman of MIDAS, told journalists present at the venue.
“Women entrepreneurs have many innovative products and they are also playing an important role in our economy. If they get support, they can expand their market,” he said.
 



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -PABNA-Published By Maasranga TV

A five-day long Midas SME Trade Fair is going to kick-off in Pabna from today with the main thrust of promoting local SME products, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Dutch Ambassador to Dhaka Harry Verweij will inaugurate the fair at Doyel Centre Chattar in the town. Midas director Anjan Chowdhury and local elite will be present at the inaugural ceremony.
Organisers of the fair came up with the information at a press briefing at Pabna Press Club on Monday.
Mentionable, for the first time Midas SME Fair is being organised outside the divisional cities in Pabna. A fair is being organized with a number of 31 stalls including the 25 stalls of Pabna’s entrepreneurs, showcasing SME products made by entreprenures from across the country.
The fair would remain open from 10am till 9pm, and is scheduled to end on March 9.
Midas managing director Dr ASM Mashiur Rahman, Pabna Press Club director Professor Shibajit Nag, Square Toiletries Limited assistant general manager Abdul Hannan and Annada Govinda Public Library secretary general Abdul Matin Khan, among others, were present at the briefing.



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -PABNA-Published By Somoy TV

Women entrepreneurs can play a big role in Bangladesh's socio-economic development and their small initiatives should be promoted for women empowerment, said Harry Verweij, Dutch ambassador to Bangladesh, yesterday.
Women form the backbone of a nation's real development and the Netherlands is supporting women entrepreneurs for their empowerment in Bangladesh, he added.
Verweij was addressing the inauguration of a five-day “MIDAS SME Fair-2019” organised by the Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) for women entrepreneurs at “Doel Centre” in Pabna district headquarters.
The fair has 31 stalls, including 25 of Pabna-based entities, displaying handicrafts, clothes, homemade dishes and paintings.
Razina Sultana Rini, owner of Bornil Fashion House, said, “This is the first time I got an opportunity to showcase my products in such a wide space.”
“I have been running clothes business for over a decade and have 15 to 20 employees in my factory,” she said.
The fair opened the doors for small women entrepreneurs to bring their products before the world market, Anjan Chowdhury, chairman of MIDAS, told journalists present at the venue.
“Women entrepreneurs have many innovative products and they are also playing an important role in our economy. If they get support, they can expand their market,” he said.



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -PABNA-Published By Deepto TV

A five-day long Midas SME Trade Fair is going to kick-off in Pabna from today with the main thrust of promoting local SME products, enhance production of quality SME products, exhibition and introduction of SME goods for expanding business, trade and commerce.
Dutch Ambassador to Dhaka Harry Verweij will inaugurate the fair at Doyel Centre Chattar in the town. Midas director Anjan Chowdhury and local elite will be present at the inaugural ceremony.
Organisers of the fair came up with the information at a press briefing at Pabna Press Club on Monday.
Mentionable, for the first time Midas SME Fair is being organised outside the divisional cities in Pabna. A fair is being organized with a number of 31 stalls including the 25 stalls of Pabna’s entrepreneurs, showcasing SME products made by entreprenures from across the country.
The fair would remain open from 10am till 9pm, and is scheduled to end on March 9.
Midas managing director Dr ASM Mashiur Rahman, Pabna Press Club director Professor Shibajit Nag, Square Toiletries Limited assistant general manager Abdul Hannan and Annada Govinda Public Library secretary general Abdul Matin Khan, among others, were present at the briefing.
 



MIDAS SME TRADE FAIR 2019 -PABNA-Published By Maasranga TV

Women entrepreneurs can play a big role in Bangladesh's socio-economic development and their small initiatives should be promoted for women empowerment, said Harry Verweij, Dutch ambassador to Bangladesh, yesterday.
Women form the backbone of a nation's real development and the Netherlands is supporting women entrepreneurs for their empowerment in Bangladesh, he added.
Verweij was addressing the inauguration of a five-day “MIDAS SME Fair-2019” organised by the Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) for women entrepreneurs at “Doel Centre” in Pabna district headquarters.
The fair has 31 stalls, including 25 of Pabna-based entities, displaying handicrafts, clothes, homemade dishes and paintings.
Razina Sultana Rini, owner of Bornil Fashion House, said, “This is the first time I got an opportunity to showcase my products in such a wide space.”
“I have been running clothes business for over a decade and have 15 to 20 employees in my factory,” she said.
The fair opened the doors for small women entrepreneurs to bring their products before the world market, Anjan Chowdhury, chairman of MIDAS, told journalists present at the venue.
“Women entrepreneurs have many innovative products and they are also playing an important role in our economy. If they get support, they can expand their market,” he said.