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ASA Philippines Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit corporation registered under the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 9, 2004.  It was founded by Ambassador Howard Dee and Mr. Kamrul Tarafder, with the financial assistance of Assisi Development Foundation and the Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Foundation, in order to assist the enterprising poor through microfinance.


We are devoted to the poor for them to fight against growing poverty with the most cost-effective sustainable microfinance services and with the highest portfolio quality and management efficiency in order to eventually grow as the best-managed and lowest-charging microfinance service provider in the Philippine market.


ASA Philippines Foundation has made its commitment to three sectors.  The first is a commitment to the marginalized poor sector for which the foundation exists.  The second commitment is to the staffs who are dedicated to the foundation’s mission objectives.  The third commitment is to the incorporators and patrons to make the program the best and most self-sustainable microfinance institution in the country.  And therefore our missions are:

  1. To deliver the most cost-effective, efficient and client-responsive microfinance service to the entrepreneurial poor at the cheapest rate.
  2. To create a best place to work, where every staff member has the chance to live in dignity, develop a career path within the foundation and have the satisfaction of changing the quality of life of poor people and of themselves.
  3. To be self-sustainable and be the best managed microfinance institution in the Philippines.
Board of Trustees

Mr. Edward S. Go


Ms. Victoria A. Dee


Mr. Rafael C. Lopa


Ms. Imelda M. Nicolas


Mr. Kamrul H. Tarafder


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