December 10, 2018
SAN PABLO CITY – In an effort to provide wide range of community development services to communities where access to health care, financial literacy, and social protection is limited, CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) brought the Kaunlaran Caravan in Brgy. Capoocan, Calbayog City, Samar on November 23, 2018.
The caravan offered free medical and dental services, Social Security System (SSS) and microinsurance orientation, and livelihood training.
The caravan is the fourth leg since its kick off in 2017. The said Kaunlaran Caravans of CARD MRI already benefitted more than 1500 residents nationwide.
Meanwhile, more than 50 microfinance clients of Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), Inc. in Calbayog, Samar were trained to make tinapa (smoked fish) during the livelihood program conducted by CARD-MRI Development Institute on November 23, 2018.
Fishing is one of the main sources of living in the province, which complements the training conducted. Majority of the communities in the area are already making tinapa but CMDI was able to introduce new ways and techniques especially in packaging and marketing.
CMDI also informed the attendees that Mga Likha ni Inay (MLNI) and CARD-Business Development Service Foundation Inc. (CARD-BDSFI) are just few of the institutions of CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) that could help them in further improving their businesses.
CARD MRI is a group of 21 development-oriented organizations including CARD, Inc., CMDI, MLNI, and CARD-BDSFI, that provides financial and community development programs such as capacity building to socio-and-economically challenged women and families in the marginalized sector. To date, CARD MRI serves more than six million clients nationwide.