|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. http://cctgeneralnews.blogspot.com/2011/10/nanay-andresa-mindanao-masikap.html
|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...|