Microenterprise Access to Banking Services IV (MABS IV)

The Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) program is an initiative designed to accelerate national economic transformation by encouraging the Philippine rural banking industry to significantly expand the microentreprise access to microfinance services.

Microenterprise Access to Banking Services IV (MABS IV)

The program targets the lower socio-economic groups and micro entrepreneurs, who have limited access to financial services, by working with rural banks to reach such groups in a profitable, but equitable, manner. Trained banks offer microfinance loans (e.g., microenterprise, microagriculture, microhousing), deposit, and micro insurance services specially tailored to microentreprise clients. In addition to the said products and services, the MABS Program and its participating/partner rural banks offer mobile phone banking services which offer significant advantages to the banks and their clients in terms of reduced costs, security, convenience in accessing financial services, and opportunities to expand their business.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Mercy Corps

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Powered by the belief that a better world is possible, Mercy Corps is a leading global organization working to empower people to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their...

  • Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines

    Philippines | Staff size: Unknown

    The mission of the Rural Bankers Association is to support the ability of its members to offer quality banking services to all their constituencies, comply with regulatory requirements, and to...

  • Globe Telecom

    Service Providers
    Philippines | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Globe Telecom is a results-driven organization and works hard on putting forth relevant products and services fast to the consuming market. The products and services enhance everyday...

Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, Philippines
  • Start Date 1998
  • End Date 2013
  • ValueUSD 540 Million