Over 200 rural bankers and other participants throughout the country attended the 2012 National Roundtable Conference organized by the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP). The conference was a gathering of banks participating in USAID’s Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program implemented in partnership with RBAP. Now on its 15th year, MABS has provided training and technical assistance to more than 400 rural banks and has directly worked with more than 130 banks with more than 1,700 branches and other banking offices to profitably provide financial services to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and lowincome households. These banks have disbursed over three million loans totaling almost $1 billion to more than one million new microfinance, microagri and housing microfinance borrowers. The banks also manage over 1.4 million microdeposit accounts.
Today is: Sat, May 25, 2013