Geographies Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Haiti
Core Service Areas Product Distribution
Founder(s) Joost van Engen
Healthy Entrepreneurs engages existing rural community health workers in a sustainable business by providing them access to low-cost, high-quality branded generics and health commodities. The business is driven by a tightly-controlled supply chain that reduces mark-ups and allows the Entrepreneurs to sell high-quality products at lower cost than what is currently available in rural areas and retain a margin on each sale. Entrepreneurs use low-cost smartphones to provide accurate and accessible information to their customers about a wide range of health-related topics, to manage their business and reordering, and provide Healthy Entrepreneurs, their funders and the governments real-time visibility into the flow of information, services and products in rural areas.
Funding & Key Investors
Dutch Good Growth Fund, Philips Foundation, Dutch Postcode Lottery, Grand Challenges