Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) recognizes outstanding microentrepreneurs in the Philippines. Funded by Citi Foundation, the program brings together multiple stakeholders in uplifting microfinance and enterprise development across the country: the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Citi Philippines, and MCPI.

Through the years, this annual search has enabled the most innovative, inspiring and accomplished microentrepreneurs to scale up their businesses. The learning opportunities offered through entrepreneurship courses and intensive one-on-one mentoring programs allow awardees to improve their competitiveness and address gaps towards better business systems and enhanced products and services with the ultimate goal of graduating from a microenterprise to a small enterprise. Town hall celebrations in their hometown also enable awardees to share their success with family members, employees, and other members of their community.

More than one hundred thirty microentrepreneurs have been recognized by the CMA since it was launched in 2002 as part of Citi’s 100th anniversary in the Philippines.

2019 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

We are pleased to announce the start of the 2019 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), enabling us to continue our mission to recognize outstanding Filipino microentrepreneurs across the country. This is our 17th year to promote this nationwide program, and we are grateful to Citi Foundation for its continued and generous support.

The award categories for 2019 are the CMA National Winner and Regional Winners from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, Youth Microentrepreneur of the Year, and Special Awards which is open to the following categories: agriculture, green/sustainable business, community leadership, startup microbusiness, persons with disabilities, social innovations, financial/digital enterprise, and preservation of traditions.

Details about the nomination process and nomination forms are found below. The closing date to submit nomination documents to MCPI is on July 19, 2019. Please submit nomination documents to the office of the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. – Unit 1909, Jollibee Plaza Condominium, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Aileen Paglinawan-Gardon of the MCPI Secretariat at telephone number (02) 631-5920 or e-mail .

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