Initial Reports of Affected Filipino MFI Staff, Clients, and Branches

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Microfinance client
(Photo credit: Ahon Sa Hirap Inc.)

We would like to share a wonderful message from our friends at the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) Secretariat:

Dear MCPI members, partners, and friends,

Our faith in the Almighty and in the benevolence of people is what always pulls us through every catastrophe. As grim as the scenario left by the visit of Yolanda (Haiyan) and other calamities before it in the Philippines may be, we have also seen the best in people every time. The outpouring of support and prayers are overwhelming as well. Because of this, the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. does not hesitate to once again beseech you for any help you can extend to our members, their staff and clients, and other MFI-friends who are most affected by the recent calamities.

An Ahon Sa Hirap Inc. client in front of her destroyed house

A client in front of her destroyed house
(Photo credit: Ahon Sa Hirap Inc.)

Below are the most recent partial figures/estimates of the victims per organization. Other MFIs are still assessing the extent of damage and the number of victims in their areas of operation; and still others cannot be reached yet. For donations, you may contact the MFIs or send donations directly to them through the contact details below.

Thank you and may God continue to keep us all in His loving embrace.

Microfinance Institution Estimated or partial number of affected staff, clients, areas (numbers are expected to increase)
Ahon sa HIrap, Inc. (ASHI)
Tel. No. (+632) 913-2452
Contact Person: Ms. Mila M. Bunker, President
E-mail: mila_bunker[at]yahoo.com; ahonsahirap_inc[at]ymail.com
Number of clients affected: 2,462
Number of branches affected: 8
Areas/Branches affected: Antique, Aklan
Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, Inc. (CARD)
Tel. Nos.: +63(049) 562-4309;
+63(049) 562-6560
Contact Person: Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip, Chair
E-mail: aalip[at]yahoo.com 
Number of clients affected: 100,000+
Areas/Branches affected: Leyte, Cebu, Mindoro
Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI)
Tel. Nos.: +63(038) 235-5463;
+63(038) 412-2356
Contact Person:
Mr. Jonar Dorado, Executive Director
E-mail: jonar_dorado[at]wvi.org
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Bank account details:

Account Name: Community Economic Ventures, Inc.
Account No.: 1205-1123-63
Name of Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Branch: Tagbilaran Branch
Number of clients affected: 10,000
Areas/Branches affected: Leyte, Iloilo, Cebu, Bohol
FCB Foundation, Inc.
Tel. No.: +63(038) 411-2462
Contact Person:
Ms. Victoriana Ente, ARF Manager
E-mail: vicky.ente[at]yahoo.com
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Bank account details

Account Name: FCB Foundation, Inc. – ADB-IFAD
Account No.: 0612-1022-01
Name of Bank: Land Bank of the Philippines
Branch: Tagbilaran Branch
Number of clients affected: 500
Areas/Branches affected: Bohol
Kabalikat para sa Maunlad na Buhay, Inc. (KMBI)
Tel. Nos.: +63(02) 291-1484 to 86;
+63(02) 292-2091
Contact Person: Mr. Aldy Duque, Executive Director
E-mail: aldyduque[at]kmbi.org.ph
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Bank account details

Account Name: Kabalikat para sa Maunlad na Buhay, Inc.
Account No.: 002090199136
Name of Bank: BDO
Branch: SM Valenzuela
Assessment on-going
Areas/Branches affected: Leyte, Bohol, Capiz, Cebu
Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
Tel. Nos: +63(034) 432-3718 to 19 loc 104
Contact Person: Dr. Cecilia D. del Castillo,
Executive Director
E-mail: cdelcastillo[at]nwtf.ph; pmalba[at]nwtf.ph
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Bank account details

Account Name: Negros Women for Tomorrow
Foundation, Inc.
Account No. 003350027738
Name of Bank: BDO
Branch: Rosario-Lacson, Bacolod Branch
OR
Account Name: Negros Women for Tomorrow
Foundation, Inc.
Account No. 318-3311850182-4
Name of Bank: Metrobank
Branch: Libertad, Bacolod Branch
Number of members affected: 44,212
Number of missing staff: 4
Number of branches affected: 57
Areas/Branches affected: Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Capiz, Aklan, Iloilo, North Negros
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI Microfinance)
Tel. No.: +63(032) 418-7234
Contact Person: Ms. Ma. Theresa Catipay,
Executive Director
E-mail: ma.theresa.catipay[at]rafi.org.ph
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Bank account details

Account Name: Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.
Account No.: 0027-8000-3279
Name of Bank: Union Bank of the Philippines
Assessment on-going
Areas/Branches affected: Cebu
Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Inc. (TSKI)
Tel. No:(033) 320-3958, 320-4038, 329-4142, 509-4280
Contact Person:
Mr. Angelo Solarte, Officer-in-Charge
E-mail: abs0617[at]yahoo.com; specialproject_tski[at]yahoo.com
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Bank account details

Account Name: Taytay sa Kauswagan, Inc.
Account No.: 07-4-000-4832
Name of Bank: BDO
Branch: Jaro, Iloilo City Branch
Number of members affected: 70,000+
Number of branches affected: 65
Areas/Branches affected: Leyte, Iloilo, Capiz, Antique, Aklan, Samar, Palawan, Cebu, Bohol, Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna, Romblon 

We encourage you to make a donation to any one of these MFIs. They will need all the support they can get to help their clients get back on their feet!

To contact MCPI directly, write to secretariat[at]microfinancecouncil.org or call (+632) 631-5920, 631-6184

Send your questions to Sabina Rogers (rogers[at]microcreditsummit.org).