CARD MRI celebrates 30 years of poverty eradication
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.