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Widows, Strangers, Orphans: Journeying with the Poor

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August 30, 2013
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Not All Slums are Poor, Some are Richer than Me

Poverty is of varying degrees of severity. It is wise to know the distinction especially in a country like the Philippines where poverty cuts across the entire population. Some slum community dwellers are in fact wealthier than I am. It … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013
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The Present State of the Micro Finance Industry in the Philippines

The overall perspective is that after several decades, the Microfinance industry still remains at 18% penetration of the total market, which means it has not budged an inch since it began; this was the sad conclusion of the ADB report … Continue reading

How My Journey with the Poor Began

August 18, 2013
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How My Journey with the Poor Began

My journey with the poor had many beginnings. While an associate staff of the Navigators, I was invited by Viv Grigg to live with him in the slums. It was 1979 in Tatalon, Quezon City, where Viv began what would be the historic start … Continue reading

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