Extending mutual microinsurance to 5 million uninsured households in five countries over five years.

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    The country diagnostic is complete and the report on mutual and cooperative microinsurance in India ‘The missing chapter of microinsurance in India – a diagnostic of mutuals’ is now available.

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    Two new technical assistance assignments commence with The Co-operators and Achmea to support ICMIF 5-5-5 work in India

    The Co-operators, a Canadian based member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), has...

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    Mrs Raut benefits from discounts on medicines

     “I am a diabetic and spend around INR 1500 (USD 23) per month on medicines. The out of pocket expense on medicines is a huge burden on my family. During my last visit to the Uplift run community clinic, I was informed that they...

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    Mrs Jyoti Sonawane claim disbursement from Uplift

    Mrs Jyoti Sonawane, a 57 year old Uplift member, from Manipada area, Santacruz, had been diagnosed with cataract in both the eyes. She had called the UPLIFT 24x7 helpline to get information about hospitals and cataract surgeries...

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    Mrs Sadhana Mistry claim disbursement from Uplift

    Mrs Sadhana Mistry, (Uplift BIRADRI’s member from Wagriwada, Santa Cruz) 20 year old daughter Shubhangi was admitted in V.N Desai hospital due to severe vomiting, diarrhea and high fever. She was diagnosed with stomach infection.

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    Poonam Datta Gurav

    In August 2016, Uplift set a new internal record by settling a claim within three hours, the claimant Mrs Poonam Datta Gurav shared her experience.

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    Mrs Hedeliza J Lorenzo

    In 2016, Mrs Joson received PHP 120,000 (approximately USD 2,500) from her late husband’s life insurance policy, which has enabled her to continue his business and fund the education of her two children.

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26 September 2017

On 2 April 2017, Uplift opened the first pharmacy in Pune under its ‘ALL BE WELL’ brand. In India, buying over the counter medicines form most out of pocket expenditure on...

26 September 2017

On 23 August 2017, Uplift began its operations under the ICMIF 5-5-5 program in Pune.

What is the 5-5-5?

ICMIF’s 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy is a five year project based in five emerging market countries and aims to provide five million households with insurance cover for the first time. The ultimate objective is to provide mutual microinsurance cover for 25 million previously uninsured people.

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The 5 Countries

The countries identified to take part in the 5-5-5 Strategy are India, The Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Colombia. The country selection criteria being:

  • Frontrunner in microinsurance
  • High incidence of poverty
  • Geographic reach
  • ICMIF member presence

Our Projects

The 5-5-5 & the SDGs

  • In addition to increasing access to health insurance, will focus on health prevention and access to quality healthcare.
  • Will positively impact on women who are most often the policyholders of a mutual microinsurance provider.
  • The target communities of the 5-5-5 Strategy are the most vulnerable to climate change.
  • Will help people escape the vicious cycle of poverty and provide a safety net to vulnerable communities.
  • Will help to ensure food security through the delivery of insurance protection to smallholder farmers, amongst others.

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Uplift Biradaree, Marathi

Through ICMIF’s 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy, Upli

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