As Country Director for Water.org in the Philippines, Carlos supervises the development and implementation of multiple WaterCredit programs. WaterCredit is an innovative approach where Water.org provides technical assistance, training and targeted grants to partner MFIs, in order for the latter to design, develop and offer water and sanitation loan products to poor households.
Prior to joining Water.org, Carlos has been an international microfinance consultant doing work for various international agencies, donors, multilaterals and financial institutions, all related to microfinance, cooperative development, training and capacity development. In addition to experience in the Philippines, Carlos has worked in Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and other various countries. In total, he has more than 34 years of experience in the development field. He worked for Christian Children's Fund, Asian Development Bank, AusAID, Mercy Corps, CARE, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and local NGOs. He also served as director and Chairman of the Board of a financing company that provides wholesale loans to more than 40 local MFIs in the Philippines to finance their microfinance portfolios. He is father to four grown-up children who are all professionals now.
Commitment to Water.org
"I like WaterCredit because it empowers poor people to immediately address their own water and sanitation needs. As loans are repaid, they can be redeployed to additional people in need of safe water or clean toilets. This is truly a new social innovation that combines microfinance and WASH to deliver sustainable practical solutions to the water and sanitation crisis in the Philippines and other countries."