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The Ateneo Microfinance Capacity-Building Program also taps other trainers from SEDPI. They are graduates of the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of the Philippines and California State University, with degrees in Community Development and Accountancy. Their work on field even before joining SEDPI has given them extensive experience on community organizing and microfinance. As vibrant and dynamic members of SEDPI, they have conducted researches and mentoring assistance in several institutions in the country. They have also assisted in the delivery of customized trainings for various microfinance organizations.

Barbara Cristina J. Pineda
Faculty Member, Ateneo de Manila University

Trina Pineda has worked in the social development sector since graduating from the Ateneo de Manila University. Her familiarity with development work and exposure to microfinance in the provinces has led her to take a more active interest in the field. More...

Kathlyn Louis Ong
Faculty Member, Ateneo de Manila University
Board Member, Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc.

Kathlyn finished her Baccalaureate Degree in Humanities at the Ateneo de Manila University and then her Master’s in Social Entrepreneurship for Social and Development Workers at the Asian Institute of Management. She currently teaches microfinance and social entrepreneurship at the Ateneo de Manila University. More...

Leila Rispens-Noel

Senior Adviser, International Network of Alternative Financial Institutions
President and Co-founder, Wimler Partnerships for Social Progress (Philippines)

Leila’s integrity as a resource person is backed with over 20 years of involvement in migrant work and mobilizing migrant organizations. She served as Program Manager in Oxfam Novib Netherlands, and as a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Civil Society Global Forum on Migration and Development. More...