Our Mission and Vision
KHF's mission is to ensure that rural communities are able to access high quality secondary and tertiary medical care by making rural healthcare entrepreneurship possible, profitable and low-risk.
In Uganda, while more than 80% of the population reside outside urban areas, nearly 75% of all health facilities are located in a few towns and cities, serving less than 20% of the country's patient population. Therefore, communities in rural areas must contend with the inefficiency and acute inadequacy of the public healthcare system for all their treatment needs.
Private healthcare enprepreneurs, around whom our approach has been designed, face two major barriers in bridging this wide health service gap for Uganda's rural communities:
- Limited or no access to electricity to power critical healthcare equipment.
- Inaccessible, expensive or badly structured financing products that don't respond to the unique needs of healthcare SMEs.
We have, therefore, designed our range of products and services to support medical profesionals and healthcare entrepreneurs with the financing and renewable energy solutions they need to reach patient populations living in these underserved rural and peri-urban areas in Ibanda, Kabale and Kotido districts.
What We Finance
Our financing, engineering and management support products respond directly to the acute shortage of healthcare services in rural areas where the majority of Ugandans live.
Our product portfolio targets the following broad categories:
The right medical equipment is estremely critical to providing secondary and tertiary care. KHF provides not just the finance to acquire the equipment, but also the renewable energy to power it.Learn More
When healthcare entrepreneurs need to expand their facilities to accommodate more patients, provide more services in rural areas KHF provides the finance they need to achieve this end.Learn More
From accounting to electronic medical records, KHF provides IT and management support to healthcare practitioners so that they can focus on the business of treating patients.Learn More
Since its inception in 2014, Kaaro Holdings Limited, trading as Kaaro Health, has been supporting rural and peri-urban healthcare entrepreneurs with the financing they need to acquire high quality medical equipment and make infrastructure upgrades so that they can provide secondary and tertiary care to their patients. KHF started as a repsonse to the acute shortage, and in many instances, complete absence of advanced care for communities living outside rural areas in Uganda.