Who We Are
The CARD-Business Development Foundation Inc. is a dynamic, flexible and innovative foundation providing marketing, business development, linkage and networking of CARD MRI clients and different communities to the mainstream market.
CARD-BDSFI is located in 32 provinces in the Philippines clustered into MIMAROPA (except Romblon), CALABARZON, Bicol, Masbate, North Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
In 2014, CARD-BDSFI has four major thrusts: Marketing, Value Chain Development and AGRIculture.
Since CARD-BDSFI’s thrust towards innovation, its competent management and staff never ceases to think of programs for the benefit of CARD MRI clients.
Originally known as the CARD Marketing Center of the CARD, Inc., it emerges into a self-sustaining institution under CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions in July 2005. It is then registered under SEC on Feb 18, 2008. CARD-BDSFI has created linkages / partnerships with different private agencies, government units and communities. The CARD MRI clients assisted by CARD-BDSFI have evolved into speaker-practitioner, regular suppliers of institutional buyers and professional entrepreneurs.
What We Do
CARD-BDSFI is committed to provide business development services for CARD MRI clients and such services includes marketing assistance, business trainings/seminars, value chain and linkage development, promotions product development and introduction to new technologies.
How We Do Things
Impact studies show that combining business development with financial services results to a more sustainable microenterprise. Providing business development services can be complex, given that every micro business will have its different needs, but it is also a meaningful intervention from a microfinance institution. With the complexity of providing such services, CARD-BDSFI’s basic approach includes direct delivery, partnership, linkages, value chain development, and equity investments.
CARD-BDSFI aims to include the communities we work in, which are mostly rural and indigenous, in the value chain. We work with economically-challenged women who have the skills and talents to create world-class products.
We then link these communities to a network of partners who can help their products and activities known to a bigger market.