EVPA success stories: NEST in SenegalSubmitted by Admin on Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:49
The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) launched a new website featuring a set of innovative projects supported by foundations and impact funds. The Senegalese company NEST counts among the ‘’success stories’’ selected by EVPA.
The stories showcase how these companies respond to social and environmental challenges and how those supporting them (foundations and impact funds) have supported these projects in achieving and scaling their social impact.
Founded in 2012 by Khadidiatou Nakoulima, NEST provides a complete monitoring of woman and children thanks to a paediatric and maternity hospital. NEST offers high-quality health services at a reasonable price, primarily aimed at middle classes. Accessible 24/7, NEST puts a particular emphasis on seeing and listening to patients, and allows young women of child-breeding age to be followed until the birth, and a follow-up of their children until they are 15 years old.
This model, inspired by the Indian private chain of maternity hospitals Lifespring Hospital, is particularly relevant in Senegal, where local medical offer is shared between expensive private clinics and public infrastructures suffering from a lack of technical means and standards. NEST embodies a gap-filling role within this market.
In 2015 Joan Bardeletti and I&P conducted an impact study on NEST. The results are featured in the short video below. To find out more, please visit the website "Small is Powerful"