CARD Group: Mutually Reinforcing Institutions Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

CARD (Center for Agriculture and Rural Development) is a Philippines-based microfinance organization that began as an NGO and has since expanded into eight related entities providing services to the poor. Under the leadership of founder and director Dr. Aristotle ALIP, in CARD has become one of the best microfinance institutions in the world. Recently, the major commercial and financial institutions seeking a slice of the microfinance market. Main dilemma Dr. ALIP faces: Should he partner with commercial institutions to benefit from the larger sources of capital and technology expertise? Will this mean a threat to its original mission of elevating people from the base of the pyramid? "Hide
by Cynthia A. Montgomery, Michael Chi-ta Chen, Dawn Lau Source: HBS 34 pages. Publication Date: September 16, 2011. Prod. #: 712414-PDF-ENG

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