KIDA'S HEALTH CARE COOP GROWS FASTER WITH NEW NAME

To help promote KIDA's Community Insuance plan (KCHIP), KIDA's leaders chose a more understandable name. "KIDA Bataka Twejanjabe" means, literally, "Let us as a local community take care of our health." Many village groups already have burial cooperatives called "Bataka Twezike" that help members in their burial arrangements.  The new health coop name, appealing to the Ugandan cooperative spirit, is increasing enrollment even more this quarter.  Membership in the second quarter reached 1032 people or 201 families.  KIDA's leaders, who were trained by Health Partners, continue the hard work of promoting membership to village groups so that the poor can better afford their medical care.

Ezra Musobozi presents the health coop plan to a village group
Ezra Musobozi presents the health coop plan to a village group