Though recently established, AMB had been able, during the First Strategic Plan phase (2009 – 2013) to establish good reputation on the local, regional and international levels. Accordingly, it was able to compete with large MFs /MFIs, thanks to the quality of financial services, which are characterized by creativity and innovation. This is ascribable to AMB understanding of target groups’ needs in accordance with the best international practices in microfinance. The Bank practices have been highly recognized by many microfinance practitioners and individuals interested in the industry worldwide. Below is a brief description of the awards received, as well as the achievements and successes attained by the Bank during the First Strategic Plan phase (2009 – 2019).