Sambayanihan encapsulates the synergy at work in TSPI. The collaboration of the TSPI Microfinance NGO and the Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (MBAI) enables the provision of support for livelihood, microinsurance, social development services and spiritual growth to members.
The ultimate purpose is to glorify God (“samba”) in working as one body (“bayanihan”) with genuine care and love for one another.
To help our members in the National Capital Region who were severely affected by the COVID – 19 pandemic, the Association partnered with Tulay sa Pag-unlad, Inc. (A Microfinance NGO) and the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry (DA – BPI) to ensure availability and accessibility of safe and fresh vegetables in the urban area.
Last November 2020, two super typhoons struck the country. Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) has been the strongest tropical cyclone but Typhoon Ulysses (international name Vamco) had the worse impact causing the worst flooding in the National Capital Region and the Cagayan Valley Region.
The Association believes that the low-income sector who are economically vulnerable must have access to microinsurance products and services specially in this time of COVID pandemic. This is to ensure that whatever meager resources they have are protected from unfortunate events or times of difficulty.
The Covid-19 pandemic also changed affected work arrangement and employee development. Like other organizations, TSPI MBAI offered WFH arrangement and maximized the use of on-line learning sessions in retooling employees aimed at improving processes and efficiency in operations.
To help the government in its information drive on COVID -19, TSPI MBAI launched the Covid-19 Health Protection Program. The objective of this program was to establish a new set of habits, routine and practices aimed at preventing the transmission of the virus.
During the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was an upsurge in the use of social media. To maintain responsible contact with clients and disseminate information on how to cope with COVID-19 conditions, we immediately launched our Kamustahan Program.
As a compassionate response to our members whose livelihood were severely affected by the pandemic, the Association was able to secure the approval of the Insurance Commission to provide our BLIP Renewal at no cost for CY 2020.
A medical mission was held for TSPI members and their families on October 30, coinciding with TSPI’s 38th anniversary. It was organized by TSPI Corporate Center Branch in partnership with the Medicard Foundation and with support from Pascual Laboratories, the Guadalupe Nuevo Barangay Council and client leaders
Christmas is for children. The season of giving came early for 50 kids of TSPI farmer clients at Sitio Poultry, Barangay Magsalisi, Jaen, Nueva Ecija, when TSPI Gapan Branch arranged a play-and-learn day on December 7, 2019.
TSPI assisted over 130 members of Antipolo 2 Branch in applying for membership in Social Security System (SSS) and in collecting and processing data for their Unified Multipurpose ID (UMID) cards. The registration was held at the Branch office on October 24, 2019.
Under the Sambayanihan Project, the TSPI Mutual Benefit Association Inc. (TSPI MBAI) extended support to TSPI clients and kapamilya through its “Covid-19 Health Protection Program”.