TIP Friendly Society (TIP) is an organization that caters to the insurance needs of persons employed in the field of education in Jamaica; with the objective being to improve the economic, social and health status of members, staff and the wider community, by providing thrift and credit facilities, sickness, accident and death benefits.
How to TIP friendly into cooperatives
Not long ago, Chuck Gould, ICA Director-General, told a co-operative symposium in Jamaica: “We need a more balanced and a more sustainable economic model and the co-operative model is a sustainable part of that solution. One member of that very audience has been doing much to prove that the co-operative model is the way forward […]
Innovating to help the community
Since its incorporation in 1963, Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples has been recognized for its commitment to strengthening the Puerto Rican cooperative movement and for its continuous contribution to the countrys social development. Its success is due in part to developing products which meet the needs of the market, and it is now extending its work […]
Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de Puerto Rico
Cooperative de Seguros Múltiples is one of the main property and contingency insurance providers in Puerto Rico. It has more than 150 authorized exclusive represenatatives and 11 branches across the entire island. The network of services offers 24 hour a day access via telephone and internet.
Myths, death and insurance
Many Salvadorians believe in myths. When it comes to insuring against death it is a difficult concept for these people because taking out this kind of insurance is seen as wishing someone will die. Nevertheless, for the many individuals from El Salvador who move north to the United States, death and, for some, the repatriation […]
Seguros Futuro, A.C. de R.L.
Seguros Futuros is the only insurance cooperative in El Salvador, operating in life and non-life insurance and developing financial education about microinsurance for its policy-holders.
Where cooperation, insurance and football combine
There are many measures of success. In Latin America, owning ones own football team has to be one of them especially when that football team wins the national league. By this measure, La Equidad Seguros is a success, just as it is by a number of others. With assets of $US135 million, it is one […]
Connecting a Community One Stitch at a Time
Immigrant women and women living with mental illness are among the most marginalized populations in Canada. Melanie Conn, Common Thread Marketing Coordinator, recognized that a co-op marketing and production structure would provide a way for these women to use their talents to earn income. Common Thread (www.commonthreadcoop.ca/) is a non-profit co-op and its members are […]
Uplift makes healthcare affordable for India’s poor
Jayshree Bhika Naik lives in a slum in Pune, a relatively prosperous Indian city and once the centre of Indian politics. She is one of about 30 per cent of the Pune population which is slum-dwelling. She works as a house maid while her husband runs a small catering business. Nevertheless, a slum-dwelling existence is […]
With over 100,000 members and growing, Uplift Mutuals has pioneered how communities can share their health/life risks (and not transfer them) when inbuilt as a system and with technical guidance and support. Facilitated by a strong technical support team and an effective distribution model, Uplift presents a unique value chain where communities, development organisations, technical […]