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Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) awarded IFC funding

The Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO), a specialty reinsurance organisation established to provide the backing for microinsurance products through microfinance institutions in Haiti, has received $1.96m in funding from the IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group. The award includes a $1.7 million performance-based grant and read the full article →

Hurricane Sandy triggers Fonkoze-MiCRO weather-index microinsurance in Haiti

Hurricane Sandy will likely cause the largest payout to date for the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) in Haiti. The impact of Sandy on Haiti was severe, with around 54 deaths, 18,000+ people displaced and the micro-lending firm Fonkoze suggesting that as many as 12,000 of their customers may be read the full article →

MiCRO natural disaster microinsurance facility was triggered in Haiti by Isaac

Yesterday we wrote about the impending payouts from microfinance organisation Fonkoze in Haiti who had told policyholders that they were ready to give all clients in areas hit by intense rain and wind from tropical storm Isaac a $125 payout, forgive their existing loan balance, and give them a new read the full article →

Isaac triggers Fonkoze MiCRO backed natural disaster microinsurance in Haiti

While attention is focused on the damage caused by hurricane Isaac when it ploughed into the Louisiana coastline it is easy to forget that before Isaac reached the U.S. the storm caused extensive damage in the Caribbean. The worst affected island appears to have been Haiti, which Isaac struck while read the full article →

MiCRO signs grant agreement with Caribbean Development Bank, set to expand

The Micro Insurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) has signed a grant agreement supporting their parametric catastrophe micro-insurance programme for Haiti with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The CDB will be administering the multi-donor trust fund that supports the operations of MiCRO.MiCRO provides parametric insurance products which aim to protect microfinance read the full article →

Swiss Re and MiCRO developing parametric microinsurance for cholera in Haiti

Reinsurer Swiss Re and it's member colleagues of the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) are to develop a parametric microinsurance policy aimed at women entrepreneurs in Haiti. The scheme will offer a way to enable Haitian women struck by cholera with a rapid insurance payment for income lost by their read the full article →

Fonkoze pays out over $1m in MiCRO natural disaster insurance

Fonkoze, a lender of micro-loans to small businessmen and farmers in Haiti, have now paid out over $1m in damages to its 3,800 borrowers after heavy rainfall triggered the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organization (MiCRO) policies that they provide along with their loans, according to Microfinance Focus.It was the first time read the full article →

Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) set to expand

Business News Americas report here that a Swiss Re representative has declared that they will seek to replicate the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) to provide cover across several Caribbean and Latin American countries in the coming months.MiCRO was launched earlier this year by founding partners Swiss Re, Guy Carpenter read the full article →

Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) triggered in Haiti

The Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) facility, which was launched in April by a high-profile partnership of companies, is reported (by Microfinance Focus) to have been triggered in Haiti during recent heavy rain and flooding in Haiti. The facility provides a microinsurance product which utilises a parametric trigger to settle read the full article →

Catastrophe microinsurance facility launched for Haiti

A number of high profile organisations within the risk transfer and reinsurance industries have teamed up to help bring affordable catastrophe insurance to the Caribbean island of Haiti. The innovative, donor-capitalised insurance facility called the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO), has been set up to target the country’s ‘informal sector’ read the full article →