300 Microfinance Practitioners Attend Annual MCPI Conference

Around 300 representing practitioners from various microfinance institutions and developmental organizations rounded together in observance of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) held from July 28 to 29 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila.

A total of 24 representatives from KMBI were in attendance to the event, with President and Vice Chairman Eduardo C. Jimenez as one of the resource speakers and MCPI Board.

The two-day conference, dubbed with the theme "Realizing Sustainable Development Goals through Microfinance", aims to emphasize the role of the microfinance sector in achieving the sustainable development targets of water and sanitation, resilient human settlements, clean energy, and health and well-being, through a series of discussions.

It also seeks to highlight the prospective impact of aforementioned targets on lessening the hazards of climate change by means of adaptation and vulnerability reduction, among other things.

The topics discussed in the conference play a significant role for KMBI as a microfinance institution in determining and formulating new policies that are augmentative to the needs of clients, staff, and the environment, the objective of which is patterned after the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

In addition, the discussions are crucial to the organization in seeking innovative ways to carry out its business of holistic transformation.

The conference is MCPI's yearly event that brings together microfinance actors from NGOs, banks and cooperatives, funders, government institutions, donors, investors, and other support organizations.

56 New Employees Participate in ONE KMBI Program

Thirty-four newly hired employees from the Head Office, NCR, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Rizal areas boarded on a series of intensive trainings from the Orientation of New Employees (ONE) KMBI Program conducted at the Head Office in Valenzuela City. The training ran from July 25 to August 5.

The training was also carried out on the same time frame in Davao City for the Visayas-Mindanao Operations attended by 22 new hires, bringing the overall number of trainees to 56.

Facilitating the two-week event was Mr. Pio G. Marquez, Specialist for Staff Development. The string of lectures was broken down into modules discussed on a daily basis, with thrusts on the social, economic, environmental, and spiritual aspects of transformation.

Apart from Mr. Marquez, four other speakers administered the modules on the first week. Human Capital Director Edwin Aruelo briefed the employees on KMBI's introduction and history plus an in-depth guide on HR Policies, while Bulacan Area Manager Jose Archie Cruz discussed the fundamentals of microfinance.

On the other hand, Client Transformation Officer Timothy John Pasicolan emphasized the company's financial and non-financial services, and Human Capital Officer Evelyn Cadag stressed the benefits and welfare services available to all KMBI employees.

The trainees also embarked on field exposure activities to understand more effectively the duties and responsibilities of a Program Officer (PO).

"The entire training was packed with lots of fun and learning, thanks to the excellent speakers. I also figured out ways in which I can holistically transform the lives of my would-be Program Members," stated Ms. Debbie Joy Petural, a new PO from the Novaliches Branch who spent her first day of work at the training.

ONE KMBI Program is designed to the newly hired employees of KMBI regardless of rank and position. Its focus is to equip new employees a better understanding of KMBI's operations, thereby allowing them to effectively perform their given tasks.



1. The KMBI Handog Pangkabuhayan (HP) raffle promo is open to all KMBI active clients during the promo period. Each client may avail of more than one ticket.
2. Tickets must be exclusively sold to KMBI program members only.
3. Each ticket costs Php 50.
4. Promo runs from July 15, 2016 – September 30, 2016.
5. Simply fill up the raffle stub with complete name, address, contact number, and signature.
6. Drop the accomplished raffle stub at the designated drop box in the branch until September 30, 2016.
7. Payments for the tickets should be deposited to KMBI Bank Accounts, separate from the loan repayments.
8. The raffle draw for the minor prizes will be held in the KMBI Head Office in Valenzuela City on October 14, 2016. The raffle draw for the major prizes will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on October 22, 2016.
9. The program member can only win once. If drawn more than once, he/she will get the prize with higher value.


1. Winners will be notified via registered mail, phone call, and branch poster.
2. All prizes are tax free and non-transferrable.
3. In claiming the prize, the winner shall present the winning ticket together with identification documents.
4. Winners will be given sixty (60) days from the date of the draw to claim their prizes. After sixty (60) days, unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.In the event of LOST CLAIM STUBS, winners must secure the following:

a. Affidavit of Loss duly notarized;
b. Identification documents

Major Prizes*

1st Prize: Php 300,000
2nd Prize: Php 200,000
3rd Prize: Php 100,000

Minor Prizes

300 winners nationwide
(Php 500 gift certificates, Php 3000 cash)

*The major prizes will be in the form of additional capital to the winners’ microentrerprises, 70% of the total winnings of the winning microentrepreneur will be alloted for the purchase of additional equipment, inventory, or any kind of materials that can be used for their microentreprises, 30% of the total winnings will be in the form of cash.

KMBI Honors Partners Through Appreciation Night

More than fifty valued guests from 25 partner organizations converged in celebration of the first-ever Partners’ Appreciation Night held last July 8, 2016 at Le Reve Pool and Events Place, Quezon City.

The event gave recognition to the significant involvement of affiliated companies in realizing KMBI's mission of serving the poor through God’s faithfulness.

Present in the event were representatives from MCPI, BSP, First Life Financial Co. Inc., KRCI, APRACA CENTRAB, ASDECS, PAIS, FHG Multipurpose Cooperative, APPEND, Security Bank, Bank of Commerce, Intellicare, Roque and Butuyan, Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc., Nickosia, UNILEVER, REACH Inc., CCT Group of Ministries, Design Plus, Bien D’Lour/Focal Crest, SNS Security, Agile Technology, Philippine Business Bank, and SSS.

Before the event ended, KMBI President Eduardo C. Jimenez offered a toast with the partners.

“Gusto naming kasama kayo sa pagtahi ng kasaysayan, makatulong sa iba para ang buhay…at bahay in a sense ay magbago,”he said during his ending remarks.

The Partners’ Appreciation Night aims to foster an atmosphere of trust built on integrity and to enhance personal valuing. This event is also part of the celebration of KMBI’s 30th founding anniversary.