FINANCED: AML goes for Ugandan microbiological laboratory for better diagnoses

Invest in this laboratory in Uganda (Kasese district) and contribute to high quality and affordable health care. Thanks to better diagnoses, patients get the right treatment and the use of antibiotics decreases.
Already collected € 5.300
Searched budget € 5.300
Location
Oeganda
Project duration
2018
Theme
Gezondheid
Patients will get the right treatment and the use of antibiotics will be reduced
THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN FULLY FINANCED.

THE PROJECT

In July 2015, biomedical engineer Abraham Muhindo Bwalhuma set up “Aerobe Medical and Engineering Supplies Ltd” in Uganda along with two partners. The company buys and sells laboratory equipment, reagents and devices and now they want to set up their own laboratory. Abraham Muhindo Bwalhuma is a senior laboratory technician and microbiologist (BLMS, MSc) with seven years of experience working in the diagnostic industry at both a practical and management level. He is currently studying for a second master’s degree in diagnostic microbiology.
 

OBJECTIVE

The company wants to start carrying out microbiological analysis activities in the form of a pilot project. If the pilot phase is a success, the business will be able to expand its medical diagnosis activities.

Click here to watch the video of founder Abraham Bwalhuma talking about AML's plans 
 

SOCIAL IMPACT


The good diagnosis of pathology is of great value to the quality of medical treatments. Certainly in developing countries, improved healthcare has a broad social impact, as long as diagnosis techniques are affordable for patients.

 

WHAT IS THE LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR SEEKING VIA ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS?


For the AML project, the company has budgeted for finance of approximately UGX 26,000,000, of which 6,000,000 will be contributed by the partners during the course of the first year in instalments of UGX 500,000 per month. UGX 20,000,000 (approximately EUR 5000) is being sought via a loan from Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs. All the elements together mean that a (bullet) loan of EUR 5000 over a 2-year period is justified. As the US dollar is the international trading currency in Uganda, a loan in the order of USD 6000 seems to be the best way forward.
 
Besides finance, contributions in kind including laboratory equipment or expertise are also welcome for this project.