Category Archives: Microenterprise

1 out of 4 nanoenterprises adopted online selling in response to lockdowns

At least one out of four nanoenerprises are now either selling their products online, or are buying products to be sold in their local communities to cope with granular lockdowns imposed by local government units. Out of 7,675 respondents, 26% sold products and 29% bought supplies online, to augment their livelihood operations. Nanoenterprise is a […]

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SEDPI at Opisina ni Senator Risa Hontiveros Nag-abot ng Tulong sa mga Nasalanta ng Bagyong Vicky

“Sagol nerbyos hadlok lagi kay basi manganaod kay paspas kaayo ang pag taas sa tubig og sulod kaayo.”  “Magkahalong nerbyos at takot dahil baka maanod kasi mabilis ang pagtaas ng tubig at pumapasok talaga.” Ito ang naramdaman ni Roxanne Amigo habang rumaragasa ang baha na dala ng bagyong Vicky. Kasama sa binaha at na-landslide ang […]

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SEDPI at Ambagan PH Tumulong sa mga Nasalanta ng Bagyong Vicky

Agad na nag-abot ng tulong ang SEDPI at Ambagan PH sa 1,884 na nasalanta ng bagyong Vicky sa Agusan del Sur at Surigao del Sur.  Matapos ang tuloy-tuloy na ulan na dulot ng bagyong Vicky sa Mindanao nagdulot ito ng pagbaha at landslide.  Kasama sa naapektuhan ay ang mga residente ng Agusan del Sur at […]

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Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in Sultan Kudarat Receive Millions Worth of Agri-Inputs from DAR – IARCDSP

Pandemic or not, farmers in Mindanao tirelessly till the soil. This is why the Department of Agrarian Reform, together with SEDPI, continue to work while majority of the population are on a standstill to bring the most awaited agri-input investments from the DAR – Italian Assistance to ARC Development Support Program (IARCDSP) to our farmers.  […]

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SEDPI’s Group Yearly Renewable Term Insurance

SEDPI offers Group Renewable Term Insurance (GYRT) in partnership with CLIMBS, a service more catered to common Filipino households. Term insurance provides protection against emergencies for a specific period of time. As lifetime coverage is not always needed, term insurance provides cheaper premiums with larger benefits. On average, investment-linked insurance schemes charge PhP80,000 in premiums. […]

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SEDPI’s Social Welfare Protection Program

SEDPI offers the Social Welfare Protection Program (SWePP), where members can avail microinsurance coverage for their families in the Philippines or themselves. SWePP is a consolidated microinsurance and social safety net program and provides security and protection to low-income SEDPI members. As a hybrid form of insurance, it adopts formal, informal, and government social insurance […]

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What qualifies as microinsurance in the Philippines?

Insurance involves pooling risk over a large number of similar units such as households, persons, or businesses. It protects people and businesses against financial loss by spreading their risk among large numbers, and is similar to the concept of “bayanihan.” Insurance is not an investment. You are not after financial gain. It is for protection […]

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Never too small for hope (sari-sari store) – International Day of Rural Women 2020

Mary Jane Selecia is a mother of five who lives in a rural community in Upi, Maguindanao in the Philippines. She runs a sari-sari store (corner store) in her community. COVID-19 has significantly affected their household and community. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the government imposed community quarantine measures which includes physical distancing, movement […]

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Never Too Small for Hope- Part III (Service Economy)

Federic Caneta / Resident of Cebu City – Furniture Maker  The miter saw is silent in Federic Caneta’s workshop. The carpenter has a cabinet and a couple of shelves from commissions that were canceled because of the lockdown. His monthly projects vary with demand, “I make furniture on a custom-made or pre-order basis. Orders would […]

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Never too Small for Hope – Part II (Transport and Logistics)

Image Credit: FreePik Respondent: Jhun Rodriguez / Resident of Quezon City- Tricycle Driver Jhun Rodriquez’s day would start with morning commuters in Quezon City. He is one of 4.5 million drivers across the country who have left their vehicles in garages until quarantine conditions are lifted. Jhun has put a ‘Family Use – Private’ sign on […]

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