Low-income families lack sufficient access to healthcare in Colombia. Especially denial of services and medications, long waiting times, and difficult administrative procedures are a huge obstacle for the poor in Colombia. This translates into a higher occurrence of preventable diseases, delayed diagnosis, increased spending on high complexity treatments and lower quality of life.
BIVE has created a network of over 120 health care providers that offers discount and immediate care with a focus on the poorest of the poor. A BIVE membership plan not only provides general access to care, but also discounts of up to 68% on the price of private providers and a guaranteed medical appointment within 7 days.
The social business generates revenue through affordable membership contributions. Since inception Bive currently serves over 20,000 members in the Caldas region, many of them from low-income families.