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Col. Joseph McMicking, founder of FFI, passes away.

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To signify the Ayala group's commitment to the "eradication of poverty in all its forms," FFI is transformed into Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI). Jaime Zobel de Ayala serves as chairman, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala serves as president, and Victoria Garchitorena serves as executive director.

 

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Purefoods partners with AFI to implement the Purefoods Social Outreach Program (PUSO), a microfinance program for the dependents of employees in Purefoods' plant in Marikina.

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AFI implements several programs to promote enterprise development in several rural areas in the country—the village coconut processing plant in Bacong, Negros Oriental; the mushroom production project in Antipolo, Rizal; and the essential oils production project in Biliran. These projects are eventually brought to other parts of the country.

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AFI's Market-Driven Skills program provides training for out-of-school youth in skills that are in great demand—welding, industrial sewing machine operation, and computer programming.

 

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