Trivia about the CARD MRI

A group of 15 rural development practitioners organized the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) Inc. as a social development foundation in December 1986 as a concerted response to the growing poverty incidence in depressed communities in Regions IV and V, particularly in the provinces of Laguna, Quezon, Mindoro Oriental, Mindoro Occidental, Marinduque, Masbate and the Bicol Region. Its vision has always been to establish a bank created for, owned and managed by landless rural women. In the words of CARD Founding President and now Managing Director, Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, Only by creating a vehicle for asset ownership, can we ensure that the poor will gain control over their own resources and over their own destiny. Read more on the history of CARD MRI on its official website (


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