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.
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.
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).
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.
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.