In the Service of the Urban Poor
Fernando T. Aldaba
Chair, Board of Trustees
We at KASAGANA-KA Development Center, Inc. pursue with passion our main slogan “Our core business is service.” Urban poor communities in Metro Manila and adjoining areas constitute the focus of our efforts and, hence, our major client-beneficiaries. We offer a range of products and services to meet the concerns of and bring positive change to the lives of the urban poor – their families and their communities. Along with credit for livelihood activities and microentrepreneurship, KDCI provides our client-beneficiaries with support in their savings, housing, health, education, and microinsurance needs as well as values and skills formation. We deliver every product and service with utmost dedication and respect for the urban poor’s capacity to realize their full potentials toward the attainment of sufficiency and responsibility.
KASAGANA-KA Development Center, Inc. is a social development nongovernment organization. At the core of its operation is direct and multiple services to its beneficiaries aimed at creating vibrant economic and social infrastructures in urban poor communities. It uses microfinance as a key strategy in providing additional livelihood opportunities to disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Metro Manila and neighboring urban areas. As a service organization, it is guided by a perspective that uplifting the conditions of the urban poor is a multifaceted undertaking. It has thus bundled its savings and loan activities with services that offer fundamental social protection, including education, health, shelter, and micro-insurance through the KASAGANA-KA Mutual Benefit Association (KMBA). Women comprise the primary client-beneficiaries of KDCI but members of these women’s families,