Our History2020-09-21T06:38:28+00:00


January 2002


NWTF offers micro-insurance to its clients.

NWTF became a recipient of the Rotary International Volunteer Program from Canada

NWTF client, Emma Morales of Manapla Branch, wins the Visayas Citibank Microentrepreneur of the Year award

Hinigaran, Valladolid and Cadiz branches open

January 2003


Bais, Santander, Puerto Princesa and Narra Branches open

January 2004


The NWTF Scholarship Program is launched

Bayawan, Dalaguete, Cordova, Catbalogan and Brookespoint Branches open

January 2005


Dungganon Bank, the first microfinance-thrift bank in Visayas is established in Bacolod City

Micro-crop loans are made available to clients

Clients, Jerilyn Lucareza and Virginia Borde, are recognized by Citibank with the Visayas Maunlad Awards

Bogo, Minglanilla, Compostella, Taytay, Catarman and Calbayog Branches open

January 2006


Village Phone Banking is piloted in Negros, aimed at bridging the communication gap in rural areas.

The Progress Out of Poverty Index is integrated into operations as a measuring tool

Professor Sukor Kasim returns as consultant for the 2nd time

Ubay and Maasin Branches open

January 2007


NWTF, Executive Director, Dr. Cecilia del Castillo, is a finalist for the prestigious, international Ernst and Young  Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Leading Woman in the Public Sector

Client, Ma. Cecilia David Salarda, receives the Citibank Microentreprenuer of the Year Award with a special citation for the Ability to Harness Local Market Potentials

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