25 Microfinance Delegates from India and Nepal Visit KMBI

KMBI, through the Training and Advanced Education arm of the Transformational Development and Training Group (TDTG), spearheaded the study visit of 25 microfinance practitioners from India and Nepal.

The organization’s partners, which include Microfinance Council of the Philippines (MCPI) and Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association Center for Training and Research in Agricultural Banking (APRACA CENTRAB), selected KMBI as model institution for practitioners to learn about microfinance operations, services, processes and practices in the Philippines.

The first batch of international delegates for 2018 was composed of 11 Nepalese practitioners who visited KMBI Panay Office last January 16 for an orientation on KMBI’s programs, services and loan processes, facilitated by Deputy Executive Director for the Transformational Development and Training Group, Ms. Hazel Christine R. Bayaca.

The delegates also visited Tandang Sora Branch to observe center meeting practices and interact with KMBI Program Members on their second day. Training Director, Mr. Anselmo Edwin B. Aruelo, facilitated the field exposure along with NCR Area Manager, Mr. Jose Archie Cruz and Officers of Tandang Sora Branch.

On the other hand, 14 delegates from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) based in India, boarded on the same exposure program last January 24-25, 2018.

KMBI is a pioneer of a microfinance approach called “trustbank” which has been widely adopted by several other organizations in different countries. The benchmarking allowed the delegates to learn best practices in microfinance as practiced by KMBI, such as the integration of values formation in center meetings as part of loan collection procedures.

2018 Plans Revealed at the General Assembly

A total of 106 Officers from the Head Office and Branches convened for the annual assembly last January 17-19, 2018 to uncover KMBI's plans for 2018.

The three-day activity, held at Quest Hotel and Conference Center, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, focused on the KMBI's future plans anchored on its seven strategic directions.

Included in the assembly is a series of framework orientations from the Transformational Development and Training Group to give the participants a fresh view on the processes of how products and services are developed and implemented. Amongst the topics discussed are: 1) Social Performance Management; 2) Progress out of Poverty Index; 3) Client Protection Principles; and 4) Customer Relations Management.

On the other hand, the Human Capital Department conducted a policy reinforcement on the new employee referral incentive program and the revised Code of Conduct.

KMBI President and Vice-Chairman, Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez, spearheaded the launching of KMBI's theme verse for 2018, centered on Romans 12:1-2.

A commitment run was held on the last day, symbolic of the long road ahead that requires sacrifice and dedication from the participants to be able to achieve the long-term vision of the organization.

Since 2014, the General Assembly has been taking place annually to solidify communication, cooperation, and fellowship among branch and Head Office officers. This also aims to promote unity by enhancing staff valuing and building close & healthy relationships.

112 Children Benefit From Adopt-A-Daycare Program

KMBI, through the initiatives of the Social Protection Division of the Transformational Development and Training Group (TDTG), mounted its Adopt-A-Daycare Program to spread blessings to a total of 112 young pupils in Quezon City last December 1, 2017 and Davao City last December 5, 2017. This activity is done in partnership with APPEND, KMBI Development Foundation, Inc., (KDFI), and concerned local governments.

55 children from Yakap Daycare Center in Brgy. Quirino, Quezon City and 57 from Sunflower Hope Daycare Center received Christmas gifts from KMBI in the form of school supplies, educational toys and personal hygiene kits, among others.

Through this intervention, KMBI seeks to address education as one of the basic rights of children by fostering childhood care and development.

Staff and Clients Celebrate KMBI's 31st Anniversary

KMBI held its 31st anniversary celebration last November 24, 2017, marking another milestone of God's faithfulness to the organization.

Highlighting the celebration was the recognition of 25 outstanding KMBI Program Members through the appreciation activities which spanned from November 22-25, 2017. The Program Members were housed at Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City for the duration of the event and received intensive business training and workshops.

Included also in the appreciation activities is the exposure visit to the KMBI Head Office in Valenzuela City & nearby branches and a center house in Tandang Sora Branch. The Program Members were also taken for a tour around Manila.

On the anniversary date, selected KMBI Head Office staff reached out to women inmates of Valenzuela City Jail. Around 240 inmates received early Christmas gifts through personal hygiene and food kits. The organization also distributed 5 units of PureIt Water Filter, 10 Stand Fans and 50 Monoblock chairs to improve the overall conditions of the area. KDFI Program Director, Mr. Reginold delos Reyes, shared the gospel to the participants.

The celebration of KMBI's 31st anniversary for the Head Office staff concluded in the afternoon at the Panay Office with a food bazaar & games, fellowship, and group presentations. Rev. Jebo Banzuelo imparted God's Words through the central verse of Philippians 1:6.

Simultaneously, all branches celebrated KMBI's 31st year through fellowship and other fun activities.

The anniversary celebration aims to enhance the personal valuing of staff by appreciating their collective hard work in continuing the mission and vision of the organization.

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