DAR Bataan trains ARBOs to become successful microfinance service providers

ABUCAY, Bataan – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Bataan has launched a project training Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) to become successful microfinance service providers.
DAR Bataan tapped as partner Kazama Grameen Microfinance Inc. (KGMI) that trained representatives from each of the seven participating ARBOs for almost two months.
“We partnered for the project with KGMI, one of the best in the country as microfinance service provider”, said Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Engr. Eric San Luis during the project launching held at Villa Amanda here on Thursday.
KGMI is reportedly number one in payment collection and retention of customers.
The launching was attended by about 200 officers and members of participating ARBOs namely MAD Marketing Cooperative, Hermosa Bataan Eagles Farmers Association, Balanga ARB (BARB) MPC, Morong MPC, NAMANA MPC, Lingap Kapwa MPC, and Alion Kapit Bisig SEA-K Association.
“You use all you have learned to succeed in microfinancing”, he urged members of ARBOs. “There must be continuous education”, he added.
“KGMI is very dedicated in teaching us”, shared BARB MPC Production Manager Virgie Barros.
Morong MPC General Manager Ana Marie Santo said, “We are already excited to start microfinancing”.
For his part, KGMI Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. Ricardo Reyes said to ARBOs members, “We will continue monitoring and assisting you”.
Jerome Marin from DAR 3 represented Regional Director Homer Tobias in the activity.
“You can call a friend DAR or KGMI. If we cannot help you, ultimately you can call God”, San Luis told participants.

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