Samar and Leyte—In 2018, PREMIUM explored the development of new distribution channels to help provide risk managing financial services such as savings, loans and microinsurance products throughout Samar and Leyte. One such distribution channel is through the Insurance, Savings and Loan Advocates (ISLA). Sari-sari store owners (SSSOs) from Eastern Visayas were profiled and trained to become the pilot group of ISLA facilitators that would provide access to risk managing financial services through the sari-sari store business model. Through this scheme, sari-sari stores increase the outreach and scope of microinsurance services—especially for remote and hard-to-reach communities.
Area Managers, Unit Managers, Account Officers, Microinsurance Supervisors and Coordinators of CARD MRI have orientations in preparation for Sagip Negosyo roll out
Tacloban, Leyte—On 11 October 2018, fifty-one Area Managers, Unit Managers, Account Officers, Microinsurance Supervisors and Coordinators from CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) had an orientation and training session on Sagip Negosyo in preparation for the graduation of Cohort 03 beneficiaries. Among the fifty-one attendees, 57% were women. They had their orientation at the Ritz Tower de Leyte in Tacloban facilitated by MiMAP (RIMANSI) and CPMI. CARD microinsurance supervisors and coordinators learned about Sagip Negosyo in preparation of offering of Sagip Negosyo ...
162 sari-sari store owners join the Palarong Sari-sari Sure during the second Microinsurance Roadshow
Basey, Samar—On 9 August 2018, 162 store owners who became part of the PREMIUM Project joined the Microinsurance Roadshow: Palarong Sari-sari Sure at Christ is King Church in Barangay Buscada, Basey in Samar. Participating sari-sari store owners took part in games and activities to make for an engaging learning experience of the matters at hand. Firstly, sari-sari store owners were presented as microentrepreneurs who played an important socio-economic role in their respective communities. There was an emphasis on sari-sari stores acting as ...