KMBI, First Life Renew Partnership

KMBI and First Life Financial Co., Inc. strengthened their partnership through a renewal MOA signing last June 16, 2015 at the KMBI Panay Office, Quezon City. Included within the MI framework were general enhancements on the microinsurance product that will be implemented starting July 1, 2015.


Present during the meeting were members of the Board and Management of KMBI, First Life Financial Co., Inc., Pinoy Ako Insurance Services and MI consultants of KMBI. Signatories of the MOA were (PHOTO: FROM LEFT) Mr. Rizaldy R. Duque-Executive Director, KMBI, Eduardo C. Jimenez- President & Vice-Chairman, KMBI; Peter G. Coyuito-First Life President & CEO, First Life Financial Co., Inc. and Jaime M. Santiago - Executive Vice-President & Actuary First Life Financial Co., Inc. signed as witnesses.

Santiago Branch joins Brigada Skwela

Last May 23, 2015, Santiago Branch embarked on Brigada Skwela, a yearly endeavor in Santiago City National High School wherein students, parents and volunteers clean up and maintain their public school for incoming students.

The volunteers swept the school, helped in the gardening and repaired some of the furniture. "We are doing this to foster good relations within our community and possibly promote the services of KMBI with other volunteers like us", Earl Benito, Branch Manager of KMBI Santiago said.

19 KMBI Scholars visit APPEND Rep in Congress

19 KMBI scholars visited the House of Representatives last May 20, 2015 as part of a symbolic meet and greet with APPEND Partylist Congressman, Pablo Nava and Commission and Higher Education (CHED) representative.

The short meeting intends to further encourage the scholars to pursue their education diligently and to acknowledge the beneficiaries of scholarship grants from APPEND.

Currently, the scholars are under the "Tulong Dunong" program wherein children of clients of APPEND member organizations like KMBI can avail for state university scholarships thru CHED, even while in their 2nd or third year of college. According to APPEND, education has always been a major thrust of the party list thus, it is their hope to have more scholarship recipients in the coming years.

2 KMBI Clients Graduate from Bayan Academy Training

Two KMBI clients from Digos and Mandaue branches graduated from their nine-day training in Entrepreneurship sponsored by Bayan Academy and Citi Foundation at Tagbilaran, Bohol last May 7, 2015.

This year, clients Beth Corgio and Fe Vargas attended trainings on basic marketing, finance, people management, and operations management that geared towards growth oriented micro-entrepreneurs.

"I just realized now how important it is to know about numbers. I knew I was making money, but I did not know whether I was growing the business or not", said Ms. Beth Corgio in Cebuano.

KMBI sponsors selected loyal clients, with loans amounting to Php20,000 (or more) and growth oriented businesses to join these business enriching activities as part of their add-on service.

Currently, the Citi-Microenterprise Development Center program is at its fourth year of implementation.

From left: Victor Perez, Program Specialist - KMBI, Ms. Beth Corgio (Digos),
Fe Vargas (Mandaue) and Ms. Maritess Ngabit - Mentor for Finance, Bayan Academy

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