United Health Partners
Bayou Microfund helped United Health Partners Raise $10,000 through Kiva in 10 days!
Kiva Funding Link: https://www.kiva.org/lend/1194858
About United Health Partners:
United Health Partners was founded in April 2016 to improve the health of under-served youth in the Houston area. We provide vaccinations, health screening, consultation, and more to both walk-in patients and the children at local schools. When we started in April, we saw about 20 people per week in the clinic -- some uninsured, immigrants, refugees, poor, or all of the above. We help people learn about Medicaid, WIC (for women), food stamps, and other programs that they need to stay healthy.
What United Health Services Plans to do with this loan:
With our current refrigeration equipment and volunteer staff, we cannot deliver many vaccines, and we can only see patients who come to our clinic. This is a challenge because many of our patients cannot afford transportation or miss work to take their children to us. We need to make our clinic mobile to reach children at their schools to provide preventative vaccines which are not currently offered by school nurses--for example, HPV, Hep B and meningitis.
We are happy to say that United Health Services has reached their funding goal and is working on completing their project!