Rosario Caparas, pioneer micro finance recipient of the CCT Savings and Credit Cooperative branch in Laguna has been named special awardee for innovation in the 2013 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) program.
Nanay Rosario is co-owner of Buchi King Restaurant, the signature product of which is buchi with non-traditional fillings such as cheese, strawberry, chocolate, white chocolate, and sweet cream. Her prizes are P100,000, life and health insurance coverage, a laptop, one-day computer training, and scholarship in an entrepreneurial course. Nanay Rosario co-owns Buchi King along with son Christian Caparas and nephew Alvin Abaja.
Formerly called the Citi Micro entrepreneur of the Year Award, CMA is now on its 11th year. The awards program is funded by Citi Foundation and is held in partnership with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Citibank Philippines, and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc.
Previous CCT winners in the CMA are Andresa Javines of General Santos City and Rabia Mangumpig of Cotabato City.