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25th Anniversary of CARD MRI stamp from the Philippines

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The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with the 25th Anniversary of the CARD MRI (Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions) stamps, which will be issued on April 25, 2011.

A group of 15 rural development practitioners organized the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) Inc. as a social development foundation in December 1986 as a concerted response to the growing poverty incidence in depressed communities in Regions IV and V, particularly in the provinces of Laguna, Quezon, Mindoro Oriental, Mindoro Occidental, Marinduque, Masbate and the Bicol Region. Its vision has always been to establish a bank owned and managed by landless rural women. The president and now Managing Director of CARD Founding, Dr. Jaime Aristotle said: "Only by creating a vehicle for asset ownership, we can ensure that the poor will gain control over their own resources and over their own destiny".

The stamps illustrate exchange of money between two hands that show Php20.00 bills and an agricultural land in the background. It also shows the 25 years logo of CARD MRI.

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