Enrico Leonoras' Story
Friday April 2
Enrico Leonoras, a native of Zarraga, Iloilo in the Philippines, worked as a construction worker but dreamt of starting his own business. In June 2005, he received a loan from microfinance institution TSKI to do just that.
Saturnina Santocildes' Story
Tuesday March 2
Saturnina Santocildes was 57 years old when she died from a tetanus infection. A widow for almost 20 years, Saturnina had ventured into a variety of businesses trying to earn enough income to meet the needs of her family of six. By taking a loan from TSKI, Saturnina had access to life insurance arranged by MicroEnsure.
Minda Aguliar's Story
Tuesday September 29
Minda Aguliar is a smallholder rice farmer in Agnaga village near Conception. She is married with four children and farms one hectare with her husband. She joined the Farmers Integrated Development Assistance rice production programme under Taytay
sa Kauswagan Inc. (TSKI). Rosario Clob also farms two hectares in the same district with her husband.
Delia Balai's Story
Friday September 18
MicroEnsure Philippines set up an innovative micro housing insurance to protect poor households at the end of 2008. Delia Balai who lives in Barangay Nueva Union, Passi City was the first person to receive a payout under this insurance.
Rosalinda Magote's Story
Friday May 29
Rosalinda Magote runs a small sari-sari store in Iloilo City in the Philippines. She had taken out business loans with her husband since 2007 through the Proyekto Kauswagan sa Kalilingban Program of OK Bank, and subsequently they transferred to the Micro Enterprise Transition Program. Through MicroEnsure, they had taken out a life insurance policy associated with the loans.
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Credit Health Launches In Ghana
MicroEnsure Ghana is launching credit health insurance to further support microfinance clients in West Africa.
Building on experience providing similar products in Tanzania and India, the product is a simplified health product.