KMBI makes another mark in history as it opened its door to Program Members residing in Malita, Davao Occidental and nearby municipalities during the inauguration of its satellite unit at Golofredo Balana’s residence on Tugas St. in Pobalcion, Malita last February 9, 2017.
KMBI Chairman Mr. David D. Gutierrez pointed out the very reason why KMBI found its way to Malita—that is to bring the programs and services closer to the homes of Program Members. In his welcome address, he said that this stems from the fact that the Program Members are the most important element for the organization to actualize its mission and vision. He further added that with the opening of the KMBI Malita Satellite Unit, we bring holistic and integral transformation possible for our program members “Ang KMBI ang dadalhin namin sa inyo,” the Chairman said.
On the other hand, KMBI President Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez, intimated the ideals of KMBI with those present during the inauguration.This he explained using the KMBI acronym. He stressed that KMBI is and will always be the Program Members’ KABALIKAT in writing their histories (KASAYSAYAN) towards achieving MASAGANANG buhay through the programs and services offered by the organization. To drive this point, he quoted, John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." But he added that KMBI is more than a lending institution because it wants the Program Members to be drawn to a deeper understanding of God and His Will, thereby fully knowing what life (BUHAY) is about. He again turned to the Scripture to expound his statement.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52)
Lastly, he highlighted “I” being INCLUSIVE or INKLUSIBO as promised in the Bible verse, John 1:12. "Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” He ended his inspirational message with this line, “You can be the best of what you want to think through Christ Jesus.”
Meanwhile, Mrs. Florabel Gonzales, KMBI Program Member for more than 5 years and a resident of Malita, gave a heartfelt testimonial as to how KMBI continues to work in her life. She expressed her gratitude to the organization because of the scholarship KMBI had granted to her child.
During the presentation of the Satellite Unit Staff, Davao Area Manager Ms. Crismar T. Escalon recognized and lauded the efforts of one of the Program Officers from Digos Branch who will now be part of the Malita Satellite Unit. Ms. Grace had been servicing Program Members from Malita for more than 2 years and had to endure travelling almost 2 hours to Malita, all to fulfill her duties and responsibilities.
Capping off the celebration was a challenge from KMBI Corporate Treasurer, Mr. Edgardo F. Garcia. He said KMBI Program Members had continuously been giving KMBI honors. Among the proofs were the recognitions given to KMBI Program Members by institutions like CITI Foundation. He challenged the Program Members of Malita to make history for themselves and for Malita. He also challenged the staff to continue to be “all-in” and “all-out." "All-in" in their resolve to give service to their Program Members; and “all-out” in their efforts to deliver KMBI’s programs and services to Program Members.