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Microfinance and Inclusive Growth: The 2015 MCPI Annual Conference

On July 23-24, the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. held its Annual Conference in Century Park Hotel Manila, with the theme Microfinance and Inclusive Growth. The conference brought together key microfinance stakeholders representing practitioners, funders, government institutions, donors, investors and other support organizations to discuss important developments and initiatives affecting the microfinance sector. Continue reading

Kicking-off the DevSEA Learning Exchange

The Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc.’s Developing Sustainable Energy Access (DevSEA) program conducted a Learning Exchange (LEX) session on June 18, 2015, aimed to initially kick-off peer-to-peer learning. The LEX focused on two sub-sessions: a) AlalaysaKaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI) presenting key insights from the Asian Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) and b) sharing and gaining experiences from the pilot branches on DevSEA program as well as experiences of Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) and Paglaum Multi-purpose Cooperative (PMPC) on other green energy related lending program. Members of the Technical Working Group from the four partner-MFIs of MCPI DevSEA program – ASKI, PBC, NWTF, and PMPC – participated in the session.Continue reading

The post-Yolanda rehabilitation project

Months after the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda which devastated the central part of the Philippines, the ICCO Cooperation approved the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc.’s proposal to fund a rehabilitation initiative that would help microfinance clients recover from the disaster. Continue reading