Making the world go round thru caps, food, and music

MEET OUR CLIENT: Estela Lagunzad What would a mother give to feed her family’s hunger for food, knowledge, and music? Estela Lagunzad and her family have taken root in Tacloban City, Leyte, very near the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center where her husband used to work as a minimum-waged security guard. Besides personally taking care [...]

MABS set to expand Mobile Phone Banking Services by supporting new private partnership between RBAP and SMART

November 18, 2008 – With the support and coordination of the USAID-supported MABS program, the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) launched its partnership with Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) during the 51st RBAP Charter Anniversary held in Manila. Through the RBAP-SMART partnership and the technical and promotional assistance from USAID’s Microenterprise Access to Banking [...]

Will on wheels

MEET OUR CLIENT: Elino Andres Mr. Elino Andres is a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who, upon his return home, tried his hand on entrepreneurship. He started by driving a jeepney from which his income proved inadequate, so he shifted to selling fish in the public market. Being naturally charismatic, Mr. Andres accumulated a number [...]

Historic RBAP 51st Charter Symposium highlights use of technology in rural banking

United States Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie A. Kenney spoke of elections, rural banking, microfinance, and technological innovations at the 51st Charter Anniversary Symposium of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP). In line with the latest trends and developments in rural banking, the theme of this year’s RBAP event was “Banking on Technology”.