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.

KMBI-Haggai Seminar Culminates with 29 New Graduates

KMBI, in partnership with APPEND and the Philippine Haggai Institute Alumni Association Metro Manila Chapter, mounted the National Leadership Seminar which ran from June 24-28, 2019 at La Breza Hotel, Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City.

29 attendees are now Haggai Philippines National graduates who are bounded by this principle to be Disciples of Christ and Christ's living testimonies to other men. The 5-day seminar was also joined by Atty. Aleth Joyce Cubacub, Ms. Marie Paz Abante, Ms. Eppie Acosta, Ms. Mae T. Young and Dr. Jasmin Jamora.

The seminar is aimed at establishing evangelical foundations, equipping the servant leaders attending the seminar with the necessary skill set needed for them to go out evangelizing people in their communities and workplace.

Foreign Delegates from Lausanne Global Movement Visit KMBI

KMBI welcomed 21 delegates of Lausanne Global Movement from different countries who went for an exposure visit at the KMBI Panay Office, 130 Panay Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. The Training and Advanced Education Department and the Spiritual Development Division of the Transformational Development and Training Group (TDTG) spearheaded the visit.

Ms. Hazel Christine Bayaca, Deputy Executive Director for Transformational Development and Training Group (TDTG), introduced the financial and non-financial services of the organization to the delegates. Ms. Bayaca also shared how KMBI deliver its transformational agenda through these services.

The delegates also visited one of KMBI’s centers (WAB-A109) of West Avenue Branch under the supervision of Program Unit Head (PUH) Mr. Cyrus Cajayon. This allowed the delegates to observe center meeting practices and discussions, and personally interact with the Program Members to see the world in the lens of the entrepreneurial poor.

Lausanne is a global movement which aims to raise Christlike leaders for every church, and raise influential leaders to have an impact in the society. The exposure activity is meant to give delegates an insight on the corporate approach to Integral Transformation and how businesses can integrate Transformational Development into their operations.

KMBI Celebrates Ganding’s Citi Microentrepreneurship Award in GenSan

KMBI, together with the Microfinance Council of the Philippines (CMA) and Citibank Foundation, celebrated the victory of Ms. Marisa Ganding for being hailed as Special Awardee for Start-up Microbusinesses during the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards in December 2018. The town hall celebration was held at Mix N' Magic Restaurant, General Santos City last March 24, 2019.

Ms. Ganding, a spa owner with three branches in Mindanao and counting, spoke of how KMBI became part of her achievement. She thanked the institution for giving her an opportunity to develop her business, taking her to where she is right now.

Following the celebration was a whole day of intensive enterprise training courtesy of Bayan Academy, participated by 50 KMBI Program Members.

Among those gracing the occasion were KMBI President, Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez; MCPI Executive Director, Mr. Allan Robert Sicat and City Councilor, Atty. Jun Lagare. This event was also made possible by the efforts of the Credit Operations Group and the Entrepreneurial Development Division under the Transformational Development and Training Group.

Ms. Ganding was the 2017 winner of the KMBI Story Caravan, a search for outstanding microentrepreneurs and a platform to recognize their contributions in their communities.