“Dapat unahin si Lord at gagawa ka din, mag-ipon para sa pangarap.” (“God should be first and you should also do your part, save for your dream”) Nibukadrizad R. Gutierrez, or Tatay Nebu, 63, is a microentrepreneur from Candelaria, Quezon, joined the TSPI Kabuhayan Program (TKP) group lending program in 2005. Seven years later, he moved up to TSPI Maunlad (individual lending) Program.
HINDI NAGKAMALI SA SAWALI “Magtrabaho ka lang...Nakikita naman ng Panginoon kung gusto mong umangat sa buhay.” (“Keep working…the Lord sees your desire for a better life.”) Gemma M. Austria has been a member of the TSPI Maunland Program since 2016. She took out a P100, 000 loan from the TSPI Lingayen Branch, and used it as additional capital for her sawali manufacturing/dealership business.
“Ang mga pinakikinabangan, kailangan pakisamahan, bigyan ng konswelo” (Those who were helpful should be treated well and given consideration.”) Milagros Torrano of Quezon province has been a member of the TSPI Kabuhayan Program group under the TSPI Candelaria branch for more than 15 years. With an initial loan P5,000, she went into the buy-and-sell of hogs. Her current loan is P50,000.
PINAGPALA ANG NAGTITIWALA The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) is a yearly nationwide search for outstanding microentreprenuers in the Philippines. The awards program is a partnership among the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Citi Philippines and Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI). Nanay Prescilla Obra, 55, a member of TSPI Santiago branch was a CMA semi-finalist nominee. She was nominated for her exemplary community leadership in Ramon, Isabela. Be inspired by her story on entrepreneurial journey and leadership initiatives.