Uganda’s clinicPesa helps people save money for healthcare
Initially formed last year, clinicPesa allows users to save money to pay medical bills and purchase drugs at any clinic, hospital or pharmacy registered on the platform.
Individuals can use the Airtel and MTN mobile money services to set money aside, while businesses are also able to save on behalf of their employees. Healthcare institutions can register with clinicPesa in order to get paid instantly by patients that has accumulated healthcare funds overtime.
Chrispinus Onyancha, the startup’s chief executive officer (CEO), told Disrupt Africa he was inspired to launch clinicPesa after falling ill early last year and finding himself unable to afford the medical bills.
This was not because he could not afford them, but rather due to being unprepared to offset medical bills given health insurance was not a readily available option.
Photo courtesy of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion.