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


30 July 2018

In April 2018, Hiroko Kowada and Naruto Takahashi of ICMIF member Zenkyoren (Japan) visited the DHAN Foundation in Madurai, India to see first-hand the impact of their organisation's support to the ICMIF 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy on poor communities in India.

25 July 2018

Bas Lavalaye of ICMIF member Achmea (The Netherlands) visited the DHAN Foundation in Madurai (India) for two weeks in April 2018 to conduct a Technical Assistance assignment. The purpose of Bas’s trip was to assess the first year of the project with the DHAN Foundation and use the findings from this exercise to strengthen the business plan for the next four years of the project. Bas speaks about his rewarding experience in this video interview.
09 July 2018

Watch how ICMIF members The Co-operators (Canada) are working cooperatively with Uplift Mutuals (India) to bring affordable health insurance to low-income families in India through the ICMIF 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy in this inspiring video, produced by The Co-operators.

22 June 2017

Uplift Biradaree, Marathi

Through ICMIF’s 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy, Uplift aims to bring health mutual aid solutions to an additional half a million low-income people in Mumbai and Pune over the next five years. The video narrates the story of Savita whose child has fallen ill and explains about the benefits of her membership with Uplift's Biradaree, the mutual health risk sharing programme where families come together to share their health risks.

16 May 2017

The Achmea Foundation provides marketing assistance to Uplift Mutuals in India

The Achmea Foundation, a Netherlands-based member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) is supporting ICMIF’s 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy. This video highlights the Achmea Foundation's provision of technical assistance to Uplift Mutuals in India by helping the organisation develop a marketing strategy.

26 January 2017

James McPherson's visit to DHAN Foundation

Consultant James McPherson of UK-based Vario Partners visited India in August 2016 to provide Technical Assistance to the ICMIF 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy. During his visit to India, James went on a trip to meet with DHAN Foundation members in the field, which is captured in this film.

26 January 2017

Mutual microinsurance: Building resilience in vulnerable communities

Mutual microinsurance protects people against risk in exchange for payments tailored to their needs, and in a manner where they participate in the design and governance of products, services or institutions. Hear from mutual microinsurance policyholders about the positive impact their policy has had on their livelihoods in this short film.


08 March 2016

Empowerment of women

Mutual and cooperative microinsurance empowers women worldwide, by bringing women together within their communities, by creating leadership roles, and by providing women with protection and security from unexpected events. Find out about the enormous impact mutual microinsurance has had on five female policyholders from across the globe in this short film as they each tell their story. Policyholders, in order of appearance, are members of Uplift Mutuals (India); a Health Mutual (Benin); VimoSEWA (India); ASKI MRI (the Philippines); and DHAN Foundation (India).

09 October 2015

Kumar Shailabh, discusses the ICMIF 5-5-5 Plan

Kumar Shailabh, Executive Director, Uplift Mutuals (India), discusses the ICMIF 5-5-5 Strategy which aims provide insurance cover to 5 million households, in five countries, in five years. Kumar shares his thoughts on why mutual microinsurance is the best solution for meeting the insurance needs of the poor in countries such as India. He also looks at some of the challenges in providing healthcare insurance to the poor in his country. This film was taken at the ICMIF Biennial Conference 2015 in Minneapolis, USA.

08 October 2015

Tom Gitogo on balancing cost, innovation and expanding reach of insurance for Kenyan cooperatives

Tom Gitogo, Group CEO, CIC Insurance Group (Kenya) examines the challenges facing cooperatives in developing nations and the need to balance cost and making insurance policies affordable with expanding the reach of insurance cover in countries such as his. This film was taken at the ICMIF Biennial Conference 2015 in Minneapolis, USA.