Category Archives: Microfinance

Farmers train on microfinance

Farmers belonging to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in Batangas were recently trained on microfinance to improve their organizations’ social and financial performance. The training entitled Fundamentals and Methodologies of Microfinance and Character and Capacity-Based Lending, was conducted by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in partnership with the Social Enterprise Development Partnerships Incorporated (SEDPI). […]

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Job Opening | Project-Based Program Officer

Do you want a job in development and explore the Philippines? Are you interested in development work in microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and financial education? SEDPI is currently looking for a Project-based Program Officer. SEDPI is the premiere capacity building institution providing training, research and consulting services in the areas of microfinance, social entrepreneurship and financial literacy in […]

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PALFSI’s Inspiring Road to Recovery

by Angelo Naidas People’s Alternative Livelihood Foundation of Sorsogon, Inc. (PALFSI) started its microfinance operation in 1997, servicing the rural areas of Sorsogon. By 2003, the organization experienced growth with outreach of 10,000 clients in 15 municipalities in the province of Sorsogon. In 2005, PALFSI partnered with Ayudahan Livelihood Foundation of Zamboanga (ALFZI). The two […]

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Public-Run Versus Customized Trainings in MFIs

By Carlo Niño Yacob Organizations regularly include capacity-building in their development plans. This have become an essential human resource strategy because it aims to improve, if not sustain, the level of knowledge and skill needed by its employees in the performance of their functions. In the case of microfinance institutions, capacity-building interventions are done mainly […]

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ARDCI Celebrates 17th Founding Anniversary

By: Bea Arnela  Agricultural and Rural Development for Catanduanes, Inc. (ARDCI) recently celebrated its 17th founding anniversary last September 11, 2015. The festive day started with a Thanksgiving Mass and was followed by a colorful parade around the town of Virac. Hundreds of ARDCI members gathered in the Virac Sports Complex to join the fun-filled […]

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DAR Project Reaches 19,000 Poor Households

By: Hazel Atienza The Department of Agrarian Reform Micro Agri Loan Product (MALP) was an integrated credit delivery project for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs). The program aims to intensify and fast track the provision of microfinance services to target clients (ARBs/ARB households and rural women) to finance their agri-based enterprises through capable partner MFIs. Having […]

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Why Financial Literacy is Crucial to Microfinance Staff

by Denise Subido Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) face a myriad of issues in running their day-to-day operations. One problem they are constantly faced with is delinquency. Delinquency is a prevaling problem that has negative repercussions for an institution. One peculiar finding, however, is that when there is delinquency, there are also cases of fraud. In fact, […]

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Financial Literacy for CASS Beneficiaries

by Carlo Niño Yacob The Climate Adaptation Support Services (CASS) project intends to develop communities in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, toward climate-resiliency through economic empowerment. Climate Change Commission (CCC) in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) implements CASS. With financial support in the form of cash transfers coming from the government, it […]

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SDFI’s Net Income Soars by 46% in 2015

SEDPI Development Finance, Inc.’s (SDFI) net income jumped by 46% from PhP3.44 million in 2014 to PhP5.03 million in 2015. This is the highest net income of SDFI on record. The surge in net income is on the back of modest asset growth of only 9% that is an indicator of a more efficient use […]

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Challenge of Integrating Crop Insurance in Agricultural Financing

By Romeo Arahan Jr. SEDPI recently concluded the MFI Credit Support to Agri-production and Enterprises of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries or ARB Households and Rural Women in the Program Beneficiaries Development Model Areas project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on July 2015. During the contract period, SEDPI was able to formulate micro-agricultural loan products […]

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