Around the world, approximately 170 million households using financial services tailored for people living in poverty still lack access to affordable and high quality healthcare. For families living in poverty, when a family member falls sick, it can mean the difference between following a path towards prosperity or remaining in poverty. An additional challenge is having to make tough decisions between paying for healthcare or paying for basic family expenses. Furthermore, for those living in rural areas, seeking medical attention often requires taking time off from work to travel long distances to receive medical attention—resulting in the loss of much needed income.
Providing affordable health services to people living in poverty is a complex challenge, one that must account for limited financial resources, difficult to reach rural populations (the “last mile” challenge), lack of basic health awareness, etc. We seek out and partner with social enterprises that are uniquely positioned to address this lack of access.
- Watch our Health Services video for a quick two minute overview of our current work.
- Good health leads to more productive lives, which is why access to affordable health education and services is critical to improving the lives of people living in poverty.
- To create enduring impact and improve lives, we work alongside our partners to develop market-sustained business models that provide more clients with access to affordable health education and services (screenings, medicines and consultations).
- We continue to develop new market-sustained business models that allow partners to provide more clients with access to affordable health education and services.