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In 2004, the foundation for Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI) was laid with a simple but compelling vision—to become a sustainable social enterprise for the economic empowerment of the poor. Since then, SEDPI has been affirming this vision by spreading the best microfinance practices to various points of the

Microfinance is the provision of financial services to low-income households—entire families or small businesses that lack finances and collateral, and are likely ineligible for commercial financial services. Microfinance has the potential to transform the lives of the poor, as it can give them capital to start a modest venture, tuition for school, or loan to repair a house. But many microfinance institutions (MFIs) lack the necessary knowledge, tools, and strategies to deliver services that fit the needs and preferences of the underprivileged. Moreover, the poor who are recipients of the microfinance financial services or remittances from abroad may themselves require financial knowledge and discipline.

Like a nurturing steward, SEDPI has been growing the capacity of MFIs and helping them balance social and financial goals. It has also given financial education to remittance senders and receivers. Through these approaches, SEDPI has been putting homes, communities, and societies in a better position to protect and sustain themselves.

Learn more about our Vision, Mission and Goals, What We Have Done So Far, Who We Are, and Who Are Our Clients.