Category Archives: Microfinance

SEDPI conducts training on Cooperative Standards for Small Business Corporation

Small Business Corporation (SBC) commissioned Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI) to conduct training on Cooperative Standards for its management staff from Northern Luzon on December 11, 2018 in Baguio City. SEDPI Senior Program Officers, Ms. Florence Adviento and Ms. Francesca Gacer-Magallon, facilitated the one-day training for thirty (30) participants. The training discussed the different […]

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DAR Awards SEDPI Project on Poverty Alleviation and Peace Process in Minadanao

On December 28, 2018, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) awarded a multi-million project to SEDPI to implement a component of the Italian Assistance to Agrarian Reform Communities (ARC) Development Support Program (IARCDSP). DAR implements the IARCDSP as one of its foreign-assisted projects which is funded under the loan agreement executed with the Government of […]

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SEDPI Clinches WOCCU Project on Financial Inclusion

On January 7, 2019, the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions awarded SEDPI a contract to conduct a demand-side research with credit union members of select credit unions (CUs) or credit cooperatives in the Philippines. The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the social impact affiliate of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), partnered with the […]

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Innovations and Trends in Inclusive Finance 2018

SEDPI, in partnership with Ateneo de Manila Microfinance Capacity Building Program, is mounting a two-day training event entitled “Innovations and Trends in Inclusive Finance”. The course will present recent trends on financial product design and delivery; innovations in operational policies; institutional policies of successful microfinance institutions; and lessons learned on how to cope with disasters and […]

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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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