CARD (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development) is a Philippines-based organization that began as an NGO microfinance and since then, extends the services to the poor in eight affiliated companies. Under founding director Dr. Aristotle Alip CARD leadership has become one of the top microfinance institutions in the world. More recently, larger commercial and financial institutions, a piece of the microfinance market. The main dilemma Dr. Alip stands is: Should he partner with … Read more »

CARD (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development) is a Philippines-based organization that began as an NGO microfinance and since then, extends the services to the poor in eight affiliated companies. Under founding director Dr. Aristotle Alip CARD leadership has become one of the top microfinance institutions in the world. More recently, larger commercial and financial institutions, a piece of the microfinance market. The main dilemma Dr. Alip stands is: Should he partner with commercial institutions to benefit from their use major sources of capital and technology know-how? Would that mean it to raise its original mission people from the base of the pyramid?
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Cynthia A. Montgomery
Michael Shih-ta Chen,
Dawn Lau
Source: HBS
34 pages.
Release Date: 16 September 2011. Prod #: 712414-PDF-ENG
CARD group: mutually reinforcing institutions HBR case solution

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