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Ana Maestre


Project Overview


More than one billion people have no access to health care systems. A significant number of these people live in the poorest countries in the world, but lack of access is also a problem in the western world. There are people everywhere that do not have access or cannot finance their medical needs. Our aim is to bring a smile to patients and connect them with their counterparts who are willing to help but donĀ“t know how. We connect patients with their own society. We see the non-profit sector old and disconnected from donors. Technology is the key to connect people and overcome hurdles in scalability. Our product is a global crowd-funding platform focused on healthcare that enables patients that cannot afford medical treatments to connect with their own society and the world. The platform automatically creates profiles for those in search of financial support for treatments or surgeries and makes it easy to make direct donations. Furthermore, these profiles provide transparency into how your donation will be used and actually help someone. You will also receive updates about the person you chose to support and the eventual outcome of the treatment. To further incentivize donations, Balud offers 100 per cent of the donations it collects from the crowd to those in need. Our goal is to have a global impact while acting locally, and to achieve this we will dig deep in the real problem of every country. Treatments eligible for Balud funding have a high impact, and are financially out-of-reach for the patient in need. Balud is not a charity. We are a non-profit start-up on a mission to provide access to a fundamental human right, health.

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