Monday, December 3, 2012

Rabia Mangumpig is CCT's 2nd MOTY Winner

Left to right:  Dennis Monong, CCT Savings and Credit Cooperative general manager; Rosano Mangumpig;
Rabia Mangumpig, Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year - Mindanao; and Jeaneth Samuel, covenant
community builder - Cotabato Branch.

 Rabia Manumpig, dress shop owner from Cotabato City, is the 2012 Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year (MOTY)  for Mindanao.   She received her prize of P100,000 during a formal ceremony at the Hyatt Hotel in Manila. The Citi MOTY Awards program is a nationwide search for outstanding Filipino micro entrepreneurs. This is its tenth annual run.

Rabia, who sews wedding gowns accented with inaul, the Magindanao handwoven fabric, has been a community partner of the Center for Community Transformation Savings and Credit Cooperative since 2008.  In addition to the cash prize, she also received life and health insurance coverage for a three-year period, and the privilege of attending an entrepreneurship course. 

A total of  108 microentrepreneurs were nominated this year by 28 microfinance institutions from around the country.  Out of  the 108 nominees, 18 semi-finalists were picked, and 11 finalists were named, before six winners were chosen.  One national MOTY awardee was recognized and   three regional winners were chosen -- one each from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.  A special enterprise award and a special award for innovation were also given this year.  

This is the second year in a row that a beneficiary of CCT's microfinance program has won a MOTY award.  In 2011, Andresa Javines of General Santos City was also named MOTY awardee for Mindanao.

Rabia with other winners (front row) and the MOTY board of judges. 
...with CCT program managers and staff...
...with (left to right) her brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and husband Rosano...

...with writer
 Myra Gaculais
del Rosario.

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