Financial inclusion and SME financing in the Philippines

On December 6th, a conference was held at the initiative of meso IMPACT Finance, for the release of a study on the contribution of the financial services and the agricultural sector to the inclusive growth in the Philippines.   What does inclusion mean ? This means bringing the capacity to get persons out of poverty.. read more →

Social business in the Philippines (1) : the case with buffalos in the milk line

As part of my recent business trip in the Philippines, I visited a pilot project of buffalo husbandry aimed at producing milk. This project has been run for 2 decades around. Carabaos (the main subspecy of domesticated buffalos in the Philippines or “Kalabaw” in Filipino) are as common as cows in Europe, except that they.. read more →