Program Members from Agusan del Sur gladly joined in the inauguration of KMBI Bayugan Satellite Unit last February 10, 2017. The satellite unit will hold office at Doors 5 and 6 at the 2nd Floor of He’d Building in Purok 6 Crossing Maygatasan, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur.
As attested by Mrs. Jocelyn Sas, a long-time Program Member of KMBI, the opening of the satellite unit in their area is a welcome treat since they won’t have to travel far to San Francisco to transact their business with KMBI. She said she was able to add to 3 new Program Members to her center because KMBI is now near their area. She added that more than the loan program, she was drawn to the premium insurance product made available to them. As she puts it, she is just being realistic because her business requires her to be travelling constantly which puts her life in danger. She was candid when she had mentioned this but very realistic and true to being mother, who takes into account first the welfare of her family before hers.
The event was also highlighted by a testimony from Noemi Custillas, one of the Satellite Unit's Program Officer (PO). Noemi voiced the challenges that she had encountered as a new PO. She attested that their job is not an easy one and that for her to be able to form three new centers is already a success. She had found new respect to other KMBI staff who have been working and servicing KMBI Program Members for many years. She hopes to see herself being part of KMBI for a long time.
In attendance to the inauguration were KMBI Corporate Treasurer Mr. Edgardo F. Garcia; Regional Director of VisMin Operations Ms. Amy T. Andilab; CARAGA Area Manager Ms. Grace M. Asedillo; and KMBI San Franz Branch Manager Mr. Richard Medel.
In Mr. Garcia’s welcome address, he highlighted the very wish of KMBI to bring its programs and services closer to the community and to be present in the lives the Program Members. According to him, one way of doing it is by opening satellite units like Bayugan. He has high hopes that the Bayugan Satellite Unit will be full-fledged a branch with the support of the Program Members and the unwavering dedication of the staff to bring the vision and mission of KMBi to life.
The organization remains hopeful that the satellite unit inaugurations for this year will magnify God's goodness.