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Payatas, Philippines

August 31 2017
August 31 2017
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MBM partners with Samaritana Transformation Ministries as MBM makes its first micro loans to empower and improve lives!

This is Payatas, Quezon City, MBM’s newest area. It is very well known to be the dump site for all garbage of Metro Manila and is the largest landfill in the Philippines. 1000 trucks/day dump 2-3 tons of garbage!


Most of the people living here work at the dump site are scavengers, searching for bottles, plastics and anything they can sell. MBM and Samaritana’s newest partner church Komunidad Kay Kristo (Community in Christ) is headed by the resident pastor, Pastor Jack Alvarez. Pastor Jack believes that the true Christian principle to help the poor is to empower them through mentorship and educating them on the principles of business. He believes that the right Christian way to help the poor is to assist them financially by lending them money for business capital without any interest. That is why he is very grateful for MBM and Samaritana.

I am MBM's newest program mentor, Lizabeth Fiortes, and I got to visit the Payatas area last July 4, 2017 and was surprised to find out that the men and women interested with the MBM loan and mentoring program were all there waiting. I instantly held an orientation about MBM and what it’s program is all about.

Success! Lizabeth completed basic business training to eight motivated individuals and loans were funded.

Average loan is $250. Loan recipients were proud to receive a certificate for completing the training! These small interest-free loans can help change and improve lives.  This is just the beginning as we work to expand our presence and provide training, mentoring and interest - free loans.



Please consider being a financial supporter by donating today.  


Lizabeth Fiortes, MBM Mentor


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