With the advent of Monsoons, Uplift has begun putting into action its Monsoon plan in India under the ICMIF 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy. As part of risk reduction and early diagnosis measures, a series of health talks and check-up camps are being organized in communities. One such health talk was organized on July 13, 2017, at Azadnagar, Thane, India. The focus of the health talk was on prevention of water borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and diarrhoea.
The health talk was conducted by Dr Swati Shinde, medical officer at Uplift.
More information on Uplift action plan can be found here.
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.
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.
Consultant James McPherson of UK-based Vario Partners visited India in August 2016 to provide technical assistance to the 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.