KMBI Key Officers Join the 20th MCPI Annual Conference

30 KMBI Key Officers join the 2019 Microfinance Council of the Philippines Conference 2019 last July 24-26, 2019 at the Manila Prince Hotel, Ermita Manila. This year’s event coincided with MCPI’s 20th Anniversary, with the theme “Transforming Microfinance through Digitalization.”

The conference discuss how digital technology is transforming financial systems and how microfinance institutions can be pro-active in embracing technology to provide more opportunities for micro entrepreneurs.

An orientation seminar about the Truth in Lending Act, Data Privacy Act and Credit Information System Act was also held during the three-day conference. One of the highlights of the event was the 1st Microfinance Client Summit which gathered clients of various MFIs as a knowledge-sharing platform. This also aims to familiarize participants with their rights as microfinance clients, teach them on how to market products and services use social media and know the government services they can avail.

KMBI Intensifies K-Fit Program

KMBI held its annual K-Fit Program featuring a bloodletting activity in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross Valenzuela Chapter Dr. Luverne Dela Cruz last July 19, 2019. A Warts Cauterization activity and massage therapy was also enjoyed by KMBI staff during the event.

The Human Capital Department is also set to launch its Biggest Loser Challenge to ensure good health and proper Body Mass Index to all its staff while observing proper diet. A series of Physical and Mental Health Awareness Seminar were also conducted monthly.

KMBI annually provides the KMBI Fit program to raise awareness and ensure well being of its staff in different areas nationwide.

KMBI Participates in the Jesse Robredo Foundation’s 3rd Development Marketplace

KMBI joined the exhibit of the Young Leaders for Good Governance Fellowship Program (YLGG) in partnership with Jesse M. Robredo Foundation. The event was held at L.B. Soriano Hall, Seameo Innotech, Diliman, and Quezon City last July 19, 2019.

YLGG is a one year leadership and good governance training program for incumbent local government officials such as Provincial Board Member, Mayor, Vice Mayor and Councilor aged between 21-40 years old. This event launched with the International Republican Institute and National Movement of Young Legislators is now on its 3rd year.

Development Market Place is a platform for the participants to fellows to widen their linkages and meet institutions that share the same collaborative mindset and pursuit for development.

KMBI holds its Branch Managers' Conference 2019

KMBI Branch Managers held their annual conference in two separate tranches: North and South Luzon Operations at Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel, Lucban, Quezon last July 10-12, 2019; and Visayas-Mindanao Operations at Malagos Garden Resort, Davao City last July 17-19, 2019.

The conferences included a recognition of the top performing branches and branches that attained zero portfolio-at-risk (PAR) in the last 12 months. The leaders also discussed operational updates and concerns. KMBI President, Mr. Eduardo Jimenez, imparted an inspirational message to the participants.

Also enlivening the conference were team building activities, quiz bee and idol competition, among others.

All parcitipants boarded on the Effective Business Correspondence Workshop facilitated by Philippine Society for Talent Development (PSTD) trainer, Ms. April Salonga. The lecture included email writing etiquettes and effective business writing modules for the Branch Managers.

The BM Conference aims to strengthen bonds within the Credit Operations Group and give leaders the opportunity to help out one another by using the venue to air and address their concerns.