LACK of data and elections have given pause to the dream of the late President Corazon Aquino to have 5 million Filipinos access P5 billion in credit by 2011.
“We were overtaken by events. But we’re still trying, as you can see, to be faithful to the [late] President’s wish,” PinoyME Foundation chief executive Danilo Songco said.
Songco, an unabashed supporter of Mrs. Aquino, spoke to reporters on the fourth anniversary of the group that she launched in 2006, the 20th year of the People Power Revolution that brought her to leadership in 1986.
“This is really her dream since she said during her presidency that when women have access to microfinance, they don’t ask her for money.”