Villgro Kenya incubatee clinicPesa has been selected alongside 5 other startups for the MIT D-Lab's Scale Ups Fellowship. These six social enterprises were selected among 150+ that were nominated by you and represent a diverse range of sectors, including healthcare, agriculture, construction, and more.

clinicPesa provides access to healthcare financing through digital microloans and savings to uninsured low-income individuals in Uganda. clinicPesa enables its users to transfer small amounts of money to their accounts whenever possible, through their mobile phones or clinicPesa’s homepage. This allows customers to build a small pot of savings that can be used to access basic healthcare, offset medical bills, and buy drugs at any clinicPesa-registered clinic, hospital or pharmacy.

The other startups selected for the fellowship include Solar Freeze (Kenya), Kwangu Kwako (Kenya), Expressions Global, Fixchap and Eco Act (Tanzania). Launched in 2012, the D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowship is a one year program, providing a $20K grant to each fellow and tailored mentoring, capacity building and inclusive design training, and networking.