Fifteen visionary Cursillistas of St. Martin of Tours Parish of Bocaue led by Dr. Antonio B. Fortuna, in 1969, organized the church-based St. Martin of Tours Credit Union, named after the patron saint of Bocaue, Bulacan. It had as “its main objective the creation of wealth through a system of allowing people to help themselves.”
What is now known as St. Martin of Tours Credit and Development Cooperative (SMTCDC), changed its name twice, adapting to changes through the years, while continuously growing and expanding its reach, bringing its products and services outside Bulacan. Its branches serve members in Central Luzon. SMTCDC’s AGAPAY microfinance branches serve clients in Bocaue and Sta. Maria in Bulacan; and Cabanatuan and Talavera in Nueva Ecija. It offers financial services such as AGAPAY Regular Loan, Pamilihan Loan, AGAPAY Regular Savings and Gabay sa Pag-unlad Savings; and social services like business and skills training, St. Martin Life Plan (SMTLP), medical and dental services, and awareness programs (e.g., dengue awareness, disaster and risk management).
Ms. Maria Cristina B. Naigan, General Manager