Life Bank Foundation, Inc. (LBF) is a non-stock, non-profit organization which aspires to break the chains of poverty by providing basic financial services in the form of loans, savings, and micro-insurance products to enterprising poor women across the Philippines. LBF also provides social and sustainable development projects to reach the country’s lower poor strata aside from that of the enterprising poor since 2003.
The Social Enterprise Program (SEP) and the Smart Agriculture Program (SAP) are twin programs launched in 2013. Both programs latch onto the economy sphere of LBF’s strategic roadmap towards providing social and sustainable development projects to reach the country’s enterprising poor.
The Network for Information and Collaboration Exchange (NICE) platform is an off-spring of the Smart Agriculture Program (SAP) initiated by the LifeBank Foundation, Inc.
As part of establishing innovation centers, the SAP started building the NICE platform as a virtual hub for completed sustainable researches from different state universities and colleges (SUCs), research and development institutions (RDIs), government offices, and civil society organizations (CSOs).