Our History

Timeline

2013

The 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service

The 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service

Ramon Magsaysay Award Presentation Ceremonies 31 August 2008, Manila, Philippines Dr. Alip receiving the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in behalf of Center for..Read More

2013

New addition to the MRI’s

New addition to the MRI’s

On 2013, CARD MRI acquired the Rizal Rural Bank further expanding its network of microfinancial services. CARD MRI Leasing and Finance Corporation was also established..Read More

2012

Re-imagining CARD MRI

Re-imagining CARD MRI

On July 2012, CARD MRI revisited its vision and mission to emphasize the social development undertakings that contribute4s to the Philippines’ nation-building. CARD MRI’s Community..Read More

2009

Responding to the client’s evolving needs

Responding to the client’s evolving needs

On 2009, CARD’s existing structures were transformed into institutions that will serve as vehicles to provide more and better services to its clients. The CARD..Read More

1995

A new mission

A new mission

CARD revisited its mission in October 1999 and came up with a new mission reinforcing institutions that are dedicated to empowering the poor while upholding..Read More

1995

Stepping forward

Stepping forward

In December 1995, the Board of Directors and Management began discussing the transformation of CARD Inc. into a bank to obtain the legal basis for..Read More

1989

Making it fit

Making it fit

In 1989, CARD Inc. pilot-tested solidarity group lending, modifying the Grameen Banking scheme to suit the context of the Philippines. CARD Inc. then launched the..Read More

1988

Program for the landless

Program for the landless

A training-focused community and livelihood assistance program for landless coconut workers marked the start of CARD Inc.’s operation in April 1988.

1986

A vehicle for assets ownership for the poor

A vehicle for assets ownership for the poor

On December 10, 1986, fifteen rural development practitioners led by Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, organized a social development foundation called the Center for Agriculture..Read More