Serve and Lead, KMBI's Retreat Theme Emphasizes

All KMBI Head Office staff took time out of their daily office routine to focus on reuniting themselves as one family under God.

With the theme, “Me & My Family: Serving Joyfully, Leading Faithfully”, this year’s Head Office Staff Retreat took place at Klir Waterpark Resort in Guiguinto, Bulacan last August 11-12, 2017.

Ms. Gloria Jimenez, spouse of KMBI President and Vice-Chairman Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez, filled the first day with an inspirational message about raising a God-fearing family and developing successors. Central to the discussion is the excerpt from the verse of Joshua 24:15, “…But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

The Jimenez couple shared their concept of family in the context of modern-day Christianity and how it is applicable and relevant in the workplace.

The first day was capped off by group performances during the fellowship night.

On the next day, all staff gathered in groups for the team building activities.

KMBI Staff Retreat aims to reflect on the biblical foundation and purpose of a Christian family in our society and take time to bond with colleagues and relax from the usual day-to-day activities, among others.

The Regional Staff Retreat is set to take place on September 15-16, 2017.

450 MF Practitioners Assemble at Annual MCPI Conference

This year’s annual conference of the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) held a massive record of attendees, bringing together 450 microfinance practitioners on July 27-28, 2017 at the Century Park Hotel, Manila.

More than 20 delegates from KMBI attended the convention. The organization’s dance group, K-Force, led the invocation. Program Members from Tandang Sora Branch also performed for the intermission number.

The conference discussed the implementation of the Microfinance NGOs Act or RA 10693, which seeks to establish a regulatory body that governs all Microfinance NGOs. The Microfinance NGO (MF NGO) Regulatory Council aims to institute and operationalize a system of accreditation for MF NGOs which shall include governance, financial performance and social performance standards. It is envisioned that all MF NGOs will be compliant with the standards set by the regulatory council in the next three years.

Other important topics included utilizing digital technology to better complement the Microfinance operations, milestones and challenges in the Microfinance industry, empowering MSMEs through enterprise development, and making use of the Credit Information Systems to help in the gathering and sharing of credit information between Microfinance institutions (MFIs).

A message from Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr., the newly appointed Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), capped off the 2017 MCPI Annual Conference. He encouraged all Microfinance institutions to create client-centric programs and services that would promote inclusive growth.

KMBI Opens Another Branch In Laguna

.KMBI’s 49th branch, Calamba, formally launched its services to Program Members residing in the areas of Cabuyao, Canlubang, and Calamba on July 20, 2017. The newly instated office is operating at 2/F Auyonick Bldg., Parian, Calamba City.

In attendance to the event was KMBI President and Vice-Chairman, Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez. He called into mind in his inspirational message that KMBI owes debt of gratitude to its Program Members.

“If there were no Program Members, KMBI would not exist,” he told the members.

The president added that the organization is deeply committed to improve its programs and services for its clients. He also confides that KMBI will remain trustworthy and loyal to its mission of alleviating poverty.

Also gracing the occasion were Deputy Executive Director for the Management Services Group, Ms. Madelyn P. Frijillano, Regional Director for Luzon Operations, Ms. Rachelle M. Basiya, Regional Director for VisMin Operations, Ms. Amelita T. Andilab, P&D Manager Mr. Hector H. Celajes Jr., and CALABARZON Area Manager, Mr. Philip B. Bautista.

In a client testimony, one Program Member, Ms. Emelyn Olido, shared her homecoming experiences with KMBI. She left after four cycles due to unwanted events in her center, but she did not hesitate to join again right after hearing that KMBI made its return to Calamba. She related what drew her most to KMBI—topnotch insurance services and fair policies.

KMBI Deploys Satellite Unit in Bicol

KMBI is now welcoming Program Members in Ligao starting July 4, 2017. The Ligao Satellite Unit is operating at A. Mabini Street, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Ligao City.

Present in the occasion were Regional Director for Luzon Operations, Ms. Rachelle M. Basiya and Iriga Branch Manager, Mr. Dante Mirabel.

In her opening remarks, Ms. Basiya attested that KMBI staff are born to excel. All KMBI officers once started as a PO, and grew in experience throughout their journey.

A Program Member, Ms. Erlinda Carubia, expressed her joy and thankfulness to KMBI for bringing its services to their barangay, which was reinforced by another testimony from Ms. Menchie Tolarva, who sought honor from being a Program Member of KMBI.

“I see the beauty of KMBI’s mission and vision; the organization is genuinely committed to their promise of giving us a progressive life,” Ms. Tolarva said.

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