Health Fund

SharedImpact feature Funds make it easy to get started in Philanthropic Impact Investment. We have created a portfolio of opportunities available at a single click.

The SharedImpact Health Fund is a made up of a pool of investments in some or all the organizations listed below. The composition of the fund changes from time to time.

Net returns from the fund accrue to your Account and can then be used for further Philanthropic Impact Investment or Granted to an allowed organization.

It is also possible to make Philanthropic Impact Investments into individual items in the Portfolio from your Account.

 

 
 

Typical investments in this sector

 Access Afya

“Integrated community healthcare for slums”

Access Afya runs a chain of micro-clinics in Nairobi’s slums. 

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Around 60% of urban Kenyans live in slums. Here, healthcare options are inconvenient, unreliable, with appealing options as unaffordable. Residents in the slums choose between crowded, under-resourced facilities and informal chemists, who sell pills but not healthcare. The drugs that residents purchase from these unregulated, under-qualified chemists often are counterfeit or expired. 

We are customizing a solution that speaks directly to this market. By setting up micro-clinics directly into slums between fruit sellers and homes, we make care convenient and through our training and customer care program, we make it a lot more friendly and comfortable.

We are raising funds to expand our work through additional field-based sites including employer health points for informal workers and chronic care management groups. We are also raising money to support our third site.


 

 African Prisons Project

African Prisons Project - Working to make prisons in Africa a place of positive transformation

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For over a decade, AFRICAN PRISONS PROJECT has worked to bring dignity and hope to men, women and children in prison in Africa through healthcare, education, access to justice and community reintegration. APP’s vision is that time spent in prison is a time of positive transformation where inmates gain the skills, motivation and support needed to live with dignity and contribute positively to society on release. APP is working to establish a new, sustainable model for imprisonment in Africa, based on rehabilitation and a respect for human rights. To achieve this, its approach is based on a partnership with prison services, the police, the judiciary, lawyers, NGOs, businesses, universities, healthcare providers and prison staff and prisoners themselves. 


 

 Constellations

Constellations is a Belgium nonprofit which develops housing solutions for people with mental disability in the Brussels region.

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Since its start in 2001, Constellations has worked in the Brussels region to support adults with mental disabilities, with its mission to develop suitable housing for disabled adults. Constellations has already built accommodation for 10 places in Boitsfort and 40 in Etterbeek.

Constellations has decided to bring its know-how and financial support to other projects, thereby accelerating their completion. 

We have chosen two projects, those of the Asbl le Potelier and Timber.

Le Potelier’s project is completed as building started in May 2013. The Potelier’s new centre named “Villa Pilifs”  opens in January 2015. This will allow the opening of 30 new places in Brussels.

Constellations aims to raise €250,000 for Le Potelier. Our 2013 fundraising started in August and has yielded €255,000.Thus we will have made possible a most positive outcome for this great project.

In the meantime our fundraising activity continues with Timber’s project.

Timber currently welcomes 22 people with a mental disability. Their work - providing wood logs for heating, from cutting the trees to delivering the logs to the homes - takes place in the forests around Brussels. Timber has just announced the creation of a new entity. The Asbl Timber project for the creation of bakery and fruit pressing workshops - for 25 persons with a mental disability. This project has been approved by the Brussels Region for an amount of €1,000,000, the total cost being €1,700,000. We plan to help this project with a significant amount in 2014/15 and have already raised more €150,000.


 

 Kilimanjaro Blind Trust

The Kilimanjaro Blind Trust aims to improve the lives of blind and visually impaired children in Africa. 80% of blind children lack access to quality education. We are changing this.

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In September 2005, 27 climbers set out on a mission to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Eight of them were blind. Before and after the seven-day expedition, several visits were made to schools and facilities serving the blind children in the Arusha region. It was immediately apparent that the need was enormous; students had no or little access to Braillers - critical tools for their literacy and education - nor did they have basic tools like guide canes to navigate the school yard. The experiences provided first-hand insight into the pressing need for better educational resources for blind and visually impaired children in East Africa, and from that moment the group decided they’d do something to help, and the Kilimanjaro Bind Trust was established to provide better support for the education of blind and visually impaired children in East Africa, with literacy at its core. 

Today, the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust has grown to support projects across seven countries in East Africa. We’ve learned that by improving literacy, more blind and visually impaired children will eventually achieve higher job placement rates, and higher literacy will improve their ability to integrate and increase their independence. We do this by ensuring that thousands of Braillers across East Africa, are maintained and in working condition. We also provide new Braillers where needed, and help support the teaching process by providing Braille paper and other critical supplies. And now we're funding new technology and initiatives that will lower the costs of our services and increase our reach even further.

Our primary goals are as follows:

  • Ensure that every child in East Africa has access to a braille machine and quality teaching materials
  • Build and run the infrastructure required to track and maintain all braille machines in East Africa
  • Increase access to affordable quality Braille paper, Brailler spare parts, and other necessary supplies
  • Advocate on behalf of blind and visually impaired students from primary through university

An enormous thanks in advance for your support in helping us bring literacy to Africa’s forgotten blind children. Any donation will have a huge impact, but here are some guidelines for how your gift will be used today:

  • A gift of £50 buys a year’s supply of Braille paper for 8 children.
  • A gift of £200 covers spare parts to repair 10 Braille machines.
  • A gift of £500 can unlock a lifetime of access to a Braille machine for a blind child. In the US, blind people with Braille literacy have an 80% better chance of finding employment. Our goal is to have one Braille machine for every blind child.
  • A gift of £3,500 would deliver training for 10 additional repair people. When we train technicians, we create the potential to repair 200+ Braille machines per year

 


 

 RAFT

We carry out medical research that helps people regain their quality of life, independence and dignity after major trauma. Rebuilding lives is at the core of what we do.

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Support this organisation with a donation.


 

 Thera Trust

Thera support people with learning disabilities: in their own homes, in the community and for short breaks.

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Thera Trust (“Thera”) is the sole charitable parent company of a group of companies (“Thera Companies”) that work with people with a learning disability.

The beneficiaries of the work of Thera Companies are people with a learning disability themselves, their families, carers and the communities in which they live. It is Thera’s vision to ensure that people with a learning disability – some of the most disadvantaged people in society – are supported to choose and control their lives and care and, indeed, to control Thera itself.

Many people with a learning disability have had a difficult history in the UK – labelled, locked away in institutions and excluded from society. Most have had substantial limitations placed on their life opportunities and as a result many have lost contact with family, been unable to maintain or develop a network of friends, integrate in the local community and have relied exclusively on paid staff for the majority of their life.

Thera was established in 1998 and at that time it supported 5 beneficiaries in Cambridgeshire and had an annual income of £185,000. Currently, Thera Companies together support more than 1,700 beneficiaries in a range of communities across England and in a small area of Scotland. Thera’s income has grown to £44.3m in the year to 31 March 2013.

Thera’s vision is to be an organisation that involves people with a learning disability in how it is led and managed; where people have a voice, can set the agenda, demonstrate their abilities and talents and work towards their life goals by taking control of their own lives, as well as controlling the organisation that supports them.

Thera supports beneficiaries in their own homes, in the community and for short breaks. Thera Companies also provide more specialised support such as financial advocacy, support into employment, social enterprises, peer review of quality and support for people to employ their own teams of staff. This work is under contract, usually with the social services department of a local authority.


 

 

 

 

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