RBAP-MABS Participating Rural Bank Clients receive Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year Awards

The 2011 Maunlad Awardee, one of the two major national winners of the Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year (MOTY) Awards, is a microenterprise borrower of a participating rural bank of the United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program. Three other clients of MABS participating [...]

Call for Nominations: Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year (MOTY) Awards

Dear Friends and Partners, Citi Philippines, the Microfinance Council of the Philippines Inc., and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas are conducting the ninth run of the Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year (MOTY) Awards, a nationwide search for outstanding Filipino microentrepreneurs. The awards program aims to elevate awareness of and provide support for microfinance by recognizing [...]

Going green to greener pasture

Mr. Ismael Adiaton, First Macro Bank Microentrepreneur client 2010 Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year Special Awardee for Green and Sustainable Enterprises When his hardware store in Taytay, Rizal was ransacked several years ago, Ismael Adiaton felt depression overtake him. He had lost the business that cost him 13 years of hard work in the Middle [...]

Spreading her peanut butter’s sweet success

MEET OUR CLIENT: Jennilyn Antonio Jennilyn Antonio became a MABS client in 2004 when she applied for a micro loan with MABS participating bank Rural Bank of Mabitac (RB Mabitac) in Cabuyao, Laguna. Her first loan of Php 30,000 was used to buy a peanut grinder for her startup business of homemade peanut butter. Later [...]