Community Based Health Financing
The community based health financing (CBHF) Project - branded as Boresha Maisha presents a unique innovative approach that involves marginalized households forming Village peer Groups (VPGs) aimed at increasing food production, nutrition and improved household income to enable them pay for health insurance.
CBHF (Community Based Health Insurance) is the process of mobilizing community members to pool their resources together to access quality health care services in local health facilities. It is owned by the Community and managed by theschemes' elected leaders. STIPA has implemented CBHI in Western Kenya since 2005 and over 20,100 beneficiaries have accessed health care services using CBHI card.
BORESHA MAISHA CBHF Network comprises of all the groups /schemes in Western Kenya who have paid premium of KSH 2000 per household per year to access basic health care services. 36 schemes have registeredwith the network.