Rare PH to introduce digitization to Negrense fisherfolk

April 27, 2022 by No Comments

A TEAM composed of representatives from Rare Philippines and mobile wallet company, GCash, met San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo on Monday, April 25, 2022.Rare Philippines Senior Manager for Financial and Market Inclusion Flora Belinario with Director for Innovative Finance Cristopher Lomboy together with GCash representatives headed by Jose Enrique Marfori Jr. discussed with Gustilo the Rare’s ongoing project in the city’s Sipaway Island and ways on empowering the fisherfolk.Belinario said that one of their goals is not just to monitor the ongoing project of Rare Philippines in Sipaway Island but to also empower the fisherfolk, fish vendors and fisherfolk saving clubs through digitization with the partnership of a leading fintech company in the country, GCash.She said GCash app will enable and help the fisherfolks to connect to other financial institutions through the use of technology.Marfori, who heads the Ecosystem Development of GCash, said that Rare Philippines and their company will visit Sipaway Island to introduce their products and services and to provide financial inclusion to fisherfolk and vendors in the island.He also said that a partnership with the local government unit might also be possible to create strong ties for both parties.Rare Philippines is an international conservation organization whose stated mission is to help communities adopt sustainable behaviors toward their natural environment and resources.City Administrator Atty. Estefanio Libutan Jr., ITCSO head Engr. Joseph Binghay, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Loreto Sanchez, Cemo-CRMD Conservation Fellow Melvin Maglayon were also present during the meeting. (PR)