Two Kenyan health startups have secured $80k in funding from Villgro

Villgro Kenya, an early-stage incubator, has awarded two health startups grant funding. Each of the two startups - Maisha Meds and Turaco - secured $40,000 as well as incubation support.

Maisha Meds is a software platform for rural pharmacists and clinicians. The platform helps them ensure that they buy quality affordable medicines.

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While Turaco offers health loans bundled with insurance. It ensures that their clients can get care whenever a medical emergency arises.

"The funding comes with mentorship and technical expertise to develop their business model and scale."

Villgro Kenya is a partner of Villgro Innovations Foundation in India. The incubator supports "innovative businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sector".

The incubator has before taken on companies from across the East African region. Some of the notable ones include Matibabu, ClinicPesa and MamaOpe from Uganda. From Kenya, they have Flare Emergency, Enzi Healthcare and Afya Poa.

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