Citi Foundation and UP Foundation join to strengthen social entrepreneurship in the Philippines

Monday, January 15, 2018

The country’s largest foreign bank and its top university have formed a partnership to equip micro-entrepreneurs in Central Luzon with the necessary skills to succeed in business.

Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed and University of the Philippines (UP) Chancellor Michael Tan both expressed their commitment to the partnership after the launch of a bridging program for social entrepreneurship and financial inclusion to benefit micro-entrepreneurs.   The landmark program aims to develop certificate courses to help build and enhance capacities of practitioners in micro and small enterprise development in Central Luzon.

Ahmed said the partnership was significant as Citi Foundation continued to enhance and expand its efforts to develop a more inclusive financial system throughout the country.

Photo courtesy of Bruce MacDonald.

Source: Manila Bulletin (link opens in a new window)

financial inclusion, social enterprise