NWTF Executive Director, Dr. Cecilia del Castillo, was made part of Negros Occidental’s post-Marcos government under Governor Daniel Lacson to spearhead their women-centered initiatives. She was then appointed to the pioneer task force composed of representatives from several regions in the Philippines, created under the advisement of President Corazon Aquino, to study the Grameen Credit Methodology with Professor Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh.
NWTF Executive Director, Dr. Cecilia del Castillo, was appointed President of the Philippine Network of Grameen Bank Replicators (PHILNET) and Executive Trustee of the Charter of the Asia-Pacific for Helping the Hardcore Poor (CASHPOR Philippines). Capacity-building training and workshops were conducted for network members including Personal Effectiveness, Cost Effective Interest Rate, Measuring Impact (AIMS Impact Assessment Tool), Internal Control and Fraud Detection, and Cost-Effective Targeting.
The first four Project Dungganon branches, operating the Grameen methodology, open their doors: Calatrava, Manapla, Himamaylan and Sipalay