2 Health Projects       View More

We found 2 Health projects. View all 158 projects About Health

How it works: Local retailers supply clinics with consumables like medicines, painkillers, syringes and disinfectants.

Why it's important: The bulk of health care in developing countries is provided by small neighborhood clinics, which offer affordable or even donated treatment of common ailments. Small-scale traders connect these clinics with much-needed supplies, but there are not enough of them, and the clinics frequently run out - forcing patients to do without or seek treatment elsewhere. The presence of these supplies can determine whether a patient can be vaccinated with a safe unused syringe, a victim of a traffic accident can be administered a painkiller, or a child ill with malaria receives timely medication.

What your loan can do: Clinics often treat patients regardless of ability to pay. As a result, they are frequently short of cash, and this undermines their ability to purchase large supplies of medical consumables at wholesale prices. Whether you support a clinic or a health product supplier, your loan can alleviate suffering and even save lives.

Health Volunteer Mentor

Gideon Berchie
Kumasi, Ghana

Still Needed
Day Left

Timothy Mbaka
Nyamira, Kenya

Still Needed
Days Left