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Aboitiz Foundation partners with CARD to boost enterprise development

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ENHANCED LIVELIHOOD CREATION. Aboitiz Foundation Chairman Erramon Aboitiz signs the memorandum of agreement (MOA) with CARD Chairman Jaime Aristotle Alip formalizing the partnership between the two organizations. Also present at the event held last February 24 were Aboitiz Foundation President Susan Valdez, CARD President and Executive Director Elma Valenzuela, Aboitiz Foundation Trustee Rory Tolentino, Aboitiz Foundation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sonny Carpio, and CARD Deputy Director for Corporate Communications Cleofe Figuracion.

The Aboitiz Foundation has tapped the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, Inc., (CARD) for a partnership agreement that seeks to strengthen the implementation of enterprise development programs nationwide.

“We are aware that we can do much more if we create partnerships with other organizations that share the Foundation’s values. Our partnership with CARD will help us expand our enterprise development program, reaching out to more organized groups across the country and empowering more lives,” said Erramon I. Aboitiz, chairman of the Aboitiz Foundation, which helps small enterprising organizations nationwide gain access to income-generating activities and livelihood opportunities.

CARD’s 29 years of expertise in microfinance operations and community development boosts Aboitiz Foundation’s programs towards helping beneficiary communities become self-sustaining entrepreneurs who contribute to nation building. CARD’s trainings and seminars also help ensure their partner organizations gain the necessary skills to make projects successful and sustainable.

“We are humbled to work with Aboitiz Foundation, which has done great works in uplifting lives of many. With this partnership, we are sure that more people will benefit from our community programs, which includes education, health, and capacity building agenda,” said CARD Chairman Jaime Aristotle Alip.

With its mission to help people help themselves, Aboitiz Foundation implements CSR interventions especially in communities where Aboitiz companies operate. Its programs in education, enterprise development, environment, and health and well-being are being further enhanced to promote inclusive growth in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.