Three Senior Officers from the Central Bank of India, State Bank of Pakistan and Central Bank of Sri Lanka recently visited the RBAP – MABS office in Intramuros as part of their study tour organized by the Asia Pacific Rural and Agrcultural Credit Association. Members of RBAP MABS, led by Mr. John Owens, Chief of Party, discussed with the three representatives the microfinance best practices and the various mobile banking services being utilized by member rural banks, as well as the history of rural banking in the Philippines.
As of December 2011, there are 70 RBs participating in the USAID supported MABS programme. Last month, three clients of participating banks were honored in the 2011 CITI Micro entrepreneur Award.
To learn more about the successes and achievements of MABS, please go to the RBAP MABS website: