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

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