CARD MRI cel­e­brates 30 years of poverty erad­i­ca­tion

Sun.Star Pampanga - - BUSINESS! -

On De­cem­ber 10, 1986, with only P20 and an old typewriter, 15 ru­ral de­vel­op­ment prac­ti­tion­ers led by Dr. Jaime Aris­to­tle B. Alip or­ga­nized the Cen­ter for Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment (CARD), Inc., a so­cial de­vel­op­ment foun­da­tion that is ded­i­cated and pas­sion­ate to erad­i­cat­ing poverty in the coun­try.

CARD started to pro­vide train­ing-fo­cused com­mu­nity and liveli­hood as­sis­tance pro­gram for land­less co­conut work­ersin San Pablo City, La­guna.

Af­ter 30 years, CARD has grown to a group of 14 mu­tu­ally re­in­forc­ing in­sti­tu­tions (CARD MRI) serv­ing more than 4 mil­lion Filipino fam­i­lies nat i onw i de.

Year-long cel­e­bra­tion To com­mem­o­rate the un­wa­ver­ing sup­port of CARD MRI’s stake­holder part­ners, CARD MRI be­gan its year-long cel­e­bra­tion last March 2016 with former Pres­i­dent Benigno S. Aquino III grac­ing the event in Bay, La­guna.

Dur­ing the said event, CARD MRI pub­licly launched the first per­ma­nent in­stal­la­tion art in the Philip­pines. The in­stal­la­tion art aims to im­mor­tal­ize the con­tri­bu­tions of peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate about poverty erad­i­ca­tion.

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