Microfinance and Health Protection
Freedom from Hunger launched the Microfinance and Health Protection (MAHP) initiative in 2006 to help our in-country partners create and sustain key health protection services that complement their microfinance services by safeguarding family health and protecting clients and their families from the shocks of major health expenses. MAHP builds on Credit with Education, which combines credit and savings services with education on health and other topics of vital interest to poor communities, by enabling microfinance institutions to offer financial products and other services that improve access to actual healthcare services and medicines.
The following types of health protection services are being tested by MFIs through Freedom from Hunger’s MAHP initiative. Health education services
With the creation of the Microfinance and Health Protection (MAHP) initiative, Freedom from Hunger is initiating a new era in microfinance, one that responds to the desires of microfinance institutions to help their clients stay healthy and flourish in their micro-enterprises and meets the most pressing health needs of families living in poverty.
Livelihoods, Microfinance, Health
- Burkina Faso
- India>West Bengal
- India>Tamil Nadu
- India>Madhya Pradesh
- Economic Recovery and Development