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How CARD MRI Helps 6 Million Poor Families Through Microfinance

The financial institution received the Elevating Homegrown Innovation award at this year's OCEAN Summit

Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip, founder and chairman of CARD MRI, speaks at the OCEAN Summit, where his organization was awarded this year’s Elevating Homegrown Innovation AwardThis year’s Open Collaboration for East Asian Networks or OCEAN Summit, held last November 9 and 10 ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 29, 2018 12:00:00
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How microenterprises can change lives, improve communities

On its 4th year, the Citi Microenterprise Development Center continues to support micro business owners turn their dreams into thriving enterprises.

They all started with simple dreams–-to put food on the table, help their families, and/or send their children to school. Armed with passion, perseverance, and patience, Rosemarie Eroles, Catherine del Monte, and Deck Ramos worked hard to transform their micro capitals into ...

by Press Release  | April 21, 2015 04:00:00
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Seamstress builds a P4-million RTW business from a P5,000 borrowed capital in just 3 years

With a lot of financial discipline, seamstress Corazon Bautista was able to grow her business from a P5,000 concern in 2008 to gross sales of P4 million in 2011.

What can you do with P5,000? For Corazon ‘Nanay Cora’ Bautista, 45, that amount helped her start a flourishing ready-to-wear garments business, which is now making nearly P4 million in annual sales and is poised to crash the export market.Where did she ...

by Jimbo Owen Gulle and Jimbo Owen Gulle  | April 16, 2015 07:00:00